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.