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CARIGNANE Mendocino County

CARIGNANE Mendocino County Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: DUCK PATE, PASTA MARINARA, BBQ RIBS, PRIME NEW YORK CUT, SALAMI SANDWICH, SHARP CHEESES. Italian food in geneal.Raspberry and red fruit aromas. Pomegranate, raspberry and cranberry flavors. Lively and bright on the tongue. Flavors of raspberry and red cherry. Lingering finish. 100% carignane grapes from a vineyard over 100 years old .

Varietal Definition
Carignane is one of the world’s most prolific wine varieties. Thriving in warm climates, Carignane was until the late 1970s, the most widely-planted red variety in California. Hailing from Aragon, Spain, this grape is capable of deeply-colored, extracted and tannic wines of considerable alcohol. It is a late-budder and does not ripen until late in the season. Highly prone to mildew disease, it requires long, dry growing conditions. It is often used as a blending component with other, more anemic, hot-climate varieties, like Grenache and Cinsault, which typically lack the deep pigment and extract which Carignane brings to the blend.


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