Indicative blend: Predominantly Garnacha (50%) with 25% Carinena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah
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Average: $34 From: $21 To: $44
Carignan – Grenache – Syrah is a popular blend of three dark-skinned grape varieties used extensively in southern France (Languedoc-Roussillon) and the north-east of Spain (Catalonia). Spanish winemakers, of course, would know the first two grapes by their Spanish names, Cariñena and Garnacha.
The three components of the blend (Carignan, Grenache and Syrah) combine to make typically bright, lively, fruit-driven wines with moderate body and structure. A great deal depends on the viticultural and ...more
Priorat is a small, dynamic wine region in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain, whose intense, full-bodied red wines have shot to fame in the past few decades. The classic Priorat wine is made from old-vine Garnacha and Cariñena, and has concentrated aromas of licorice, tar and brandied cherries.
Red Priorat wine (the region also produces tiny quantities of white and rosé) is exceptional in three key regards. First, it is one of very few world-class wine styles to be based on Grenache – a category in which it is joined only by red Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the top-end wines from California’s ...more
Catalonia (Catalunya in Catalan and Cataluña in Spanish) is a proudly independent region in the north-east of Spain. It stretches from the historic county (comarca) of Montsia in the south to the border with France in the north. The Mediterranean Sea forms its eastern border and offers 360 miles (580km)...more
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