Grape variety for rosé and red wine
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.
- ripe cherry
- Acidity: low
- Tannins: nice presence, sometimes astringent.
- The Carignan gives a colourful and tannic wine. It’s generous and powerful at the same
Hot, dry hillside terrain is ideal. Carignan vines can live for more than 100 years. The best wine is produced using vines over 30 years old.