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Balduzzi

Balduzzi
2015 Viejo Encachao, Carignan, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Balduzzi
2015 Viejo Encachao, Carignan, Maule Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas of borscht, white beans, thyme, and cherry with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-long roasted parsnip in vinaigrette, French silk pie, and toasted meringue finish with moderate oak flavor. An attractive and well-balanced Carignane in a highly pairable style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: borscht, white beans, thyme, and cherry
Taste Flavor: roasted parsnip in vinaigrette, French silk pie, and toasted meringue
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive and well-balanced Carignane in a highly pairable style.

The Producer

Balduzzi Wines

The Producer
Avenue Balmaceda 1189
Santiago,
Chile
56 -732322138

Carignane

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Carignane is a red grape that is planted in the Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France as well as in California and Italy, where it is known as Carignano. In France it is bottled on its own or sometimes blended, as in a Rhone Valley red. In California, it is made as a varietal wine by a few producers, such as Ridge, while it is a serious red in the Sulkies district of Sardinia.

A Carignano wine can be light and fruit with ripe blackberry flavors or it can be rich and spicy with a rustic, wild edge. Pair these wines with game, grilled foods and aged cheeses.