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Carignan 2017

Carignan 2017
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SKU: 644412000236

Carignan: a grape whose origins are lost in the mists of time and legend. Did the Phoenicians bring this grape to the French coast in the 300 BC’s or is this grape native to the Aragon region of north west Spain.  Today, the grape is often found in Rhone and Northern Spanish blends, lending color and tannin. 

Sourced from the Reddy Vineyards in Brownfield, TX, Carignan is a late blooming and late ripening varietal, which makes it a wonderful fit for the Texas High Plains. In this standalone varietal bottling, you will find a light-bodied, floral wine which belies the plush tannic structure. Gentle handling of the grapes during the relatively cool fermentation ensures the floral and fruit-driven characters are in tack. 

Aromatics: Savory herbs, dried roses, black plums, mild black pepper and fresh tobacco

On the Palate: Thyme, dried herbs, blackberries and mild cherry, mild tannins balanced against the acid and fruit

Enjoy now, age 5-7 years

Decant 30 minutes prior to serving

Serve 60-68ºF

 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Carignan
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Reddy Vineyards
Harvest Date
October, 2017
Sugar
22.0 Brix
Aging
20 months years in French and American oak barrels
Fermentation
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
August, 2019
Residual Sugar
Dry, 0.1 g/L
Alcohol %
12.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Reddy Vineyards, Brownfield, TX (100%)
Production Notes
Limited Production 1064 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Rack of Lamb, redfish, smoked meats, berry-based sauces
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