Definitions

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  • n. A grape variety, originally from the Cariñena district of Spain
  • n. The red wine made from this type of grape

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Examples

  • Unusually for the southern Rhône, this is majority carignan, from grapes grown by a Châteauneuf producer in Plan de Dieu, between Vacqueyras and Cairanne.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Or the jammy spice of Domaine Rimbert's 2005 Berlou from Saint-Chinian, a blend of carignan, syrah, grenache, and mourvedre that conveys intense berries and pepper without being heavy on the palate.

    Phillies Zone

  • Taste the exotic fennel, vanilla, and almond flavors woven through the carignan blanc a white grape rarely seen unblended from the Coteaux du Libron in Roussillon.

    Phillies Zone

  • It's syrah/carignan/grenache; the same property's mostly syrah "Trassegum" cuvée 2005 £12.50 is, likewise, seriously brooding, concentrated stuff.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • This is its top cuvée: a big, powerful syrah/carignan/grenache blend, it overflows with sweet, spicy fruit.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • A blinding blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and carignan, you'll notice a little sweetness around the edges of the ripe blue black fruit aromas from the time in barrel.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • On the palate the wine lazily rolls across the tastebuds leaving their mark from each variety - there's blackcurrant from the cab, blueberry from the carignan and bold spice from the syrah, all held together by the softly-spoken merlot.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Blends often include percentages of mourvèdre, occasionally carignan and a splash of viognier - a white grape that is co-fermented with the reds.

    The Seattle Times

  • This is the odd man in the group, a seemingly simple country wine Vin de Pays de Hauterive that rides the flavor border between Bordeaux and the Rhône with a mix of merlot, cabernet, carignan and grenache.

    The Seattle Times

  • His passion for the grape shines through in this fine Côtes-du-Rhône 65 per cent grenache, the balance syrah and carignan, brimming with warm, sweet fruit and supple tannins.

    Evening Standard - Home

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