🍷2021 Emme Wines Carignan (red)
Carignan (“care-in-yen”) is a med bodied red wine from So France. In Spain it goes by Cariñena or Mazuelo. In Sardinia Italy: Carignano del Sulcis. Usually used as a blending grape, it's not often a single varietal. But what fun when it is! Carignan is usually a fruity wine, with flavors like cranberry, strawberry and raspberry. Sometimes floral notes like rose petal or violet show up. I've tasted so many Carignans looking for one to pull into the club... I wound up choosing this 2021 Carignan from Emme wines in Sebastapol. It was my favorite!
- Color: opaque and purple.
- Structure: Med body, light but well integrated tannins, long finish and high acidity
- Pairing: This would make a great food pairing wine! It went well with hard aged gouda and (oddly) pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I think it would also go nicely with a floral chevre like one from @harleyfarms. They had me at "lavender". 🥀
- Flavors/Aroma: pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry, cherry jolly rancher, sour cherries, rose petals, lavender, spring rain/ forest floor and some smokey minty quality as well.
I love Rosalind's low intervention approach toward wine & her raw authenticity and enthusiasm for her craft.
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Club Members: Shipping will be refunded for local pickup/delivery or adjusted to be $5 if you bundle this with your club shipment.