Mainly cultivated in Languedoc, Carignan is native to Spain. A grape variety that thrives in hot, dry soils, Carignan produces a wine of beautiful colour, structure and tannin. Carignan is a late-budding grape variety. It is productive and its bunches are large, compact, spherical, with medium to large grapes. Its skin is bluish-black and thick. Carignan is not afraid of drought, which is why it has been successfully planted in warm regions. It is an accessory grape variety that shouldn’t exceed 10% of the grape variety.

Grenache Noir

Main grape variety in the Vacqueyras appellation. This grape variety of Spanish origin has been imported as early as the middle ages in the Languedoc, the Rhone Valley and Provence. Grenache produces fleshy, deep wines with fairly dense tannins and aromas of very ripe red fruit, reflecting the sunny side of the region. Grenache is at the heart of “sunny” red wines, full-bodied and warm, with a generous roundness. The proportion of Grenache Noir grape varieties in the Vacqueyras appellation should be greater than or equal to 50%.