The Carignan Grape

So at the Frontonio Tasting I was told that Carignan can be a difficult grape to grow as it produces high tannins, acidity and alcohol levels. I personally found it super fruity with none of the usual bitterness I associate with tannins. It seems Wine Folly agrees with me describing this wine as one that will ‘burst with fruit and taste rich and smooth with much lighter tannins (bitterness) than Cabernet.’ Mind you they do specify that the grapes must come from older vines, which fortunately Monday’s wine did.

So click on the picture below to read more of Wine Folly’s assessment of this lovely grape variety.

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