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Fresno County Carignane Nouveau Rouge - Fresno State Vineyards

Fresno County Carignane Nouveau Rouge - Fresno State  Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $6.95 per bottle

Description: Made using the classic French style of carbonic maceration, Vin Nouveau is traditionally released on the third Thursday of November. Our 2004 Nouveau Rouge features Carignane grapes from the Fresno State Vineyard. This festive wine exhibits bright, fully ripened cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors. Served chilled, this limited edition wine pairs perfectly with holiday hors d’ oeuvres.

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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