About This Wine
Let’s raise a glass to carbonic maceration.
That winemaking technique may not sound romantic, but it’s a key to crafting Carignan wines that are not only accessible at an early age, but a real delight to drink.
Historically, Carignan was a component of the red wine blends of Spain’s Rioja region. With their somewhat rough tannins, they brought body and aging potential to those blends. However, when crafted as a single-variety wine or the main component of a blend, Carignan’s tannins need to be “tamed” to some degree, and that is accomplished through the cellar process of carbonic maceration.
Maison des Jardins utilized that process to soften the 2016 vintage of its Carignan, and the results are stunning. Not only is the wine ready to drink now, but it’s a rich and fruit-driven elixir that’s easy to love. The process may not be romantic, but the wine will enhance any romantic meal.
About Other Red
- Grape Composition:Carignan
- Grape Source:Coteaux de Bessilles Area of Southern France
- Aromas & Flavors:Caramel, Toast, Red Cherry, Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Baking Spice, Pepper & Tobacco
- When to Drink:Now Through 2019
- Food Pairing Suggestion:skirt steak with a light sauce and lentils.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Ratatouille Terrine Here's a recipe for a tasty dish that has a movie named after it this summer. The Chicago Tribune calls it &quot;an upscale version of the French peasant dish,&quot; and we'd suggest serving it with almost any wine - white, red, pinksparkling - as long as the wine is light-bodied. This recipe yields 12 servings. Get The RecipeDown Island Burgers With Mango Mayo And Grilled Onions Each year, Sutter Home Winery conducts a &quot;Build a Better Burger&quot; recipe contest, and this year's winner was Julie DeMatteo, a retired school teacher from Clementon, New Jersey. We tried her recipe with a Rose, and the match was perfect. It also matches well with a wide array of red wines, and makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe