Curious About Carignan? – Crush On This Episode 68

Carignan is not the easiest wine grape to pronounce but once you taste it, you will want to be sure you know how to say it. Say “care-in-yawn”.

Carignan, the French name for the Spanish grape Mazuelo, originated in northeastern Spain. It thrives in locations around the Mediterranean Sea, but there’s so much to learn about this high yielding variety. Raise a glass if you’re curious to know more! In this episode, Allison and Cindy will delve into this powerhouse of a wine grape and discover why Carignan is so popular (or not!) with winemakers.

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Allison’s Wine: Two Shepherds 2020 Wiley Carbonic Carignan Trimble Vineyard, Mendocino ($26)

Cindy’s Wine: Chateau Castigno Saint-Chinian 2015 Secret des Dieux (Secret of the Gods), Languedoc-Roussillon, France ($18 USD)