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Racines de Lauriga

Racines de Lauriga
2015 Côtes Catalanes IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Racines de Lauriga
2015 Côtes Catalanes IGP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet black color. Inviting, interesting aromas and flavors of peanut brittle, berry chutney, and caramelized apricots with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length black cherry and raspberry, marinated beets, roasted nuts and cedar, and melon finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak. A lively, savory red with excellent structure and layers of flavor.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: peanut brittle, berry chutney, and caramelized apricots
Taste Flavor: black cherry and raspberry, marinated beets, roasted nuts and cedar, and melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck L’Orange, Beef Daube Provençal, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively, savory red with excellent structure and layers of flavor.
The Producer

Les Domaines Paul Mas

The Producer
Route de Villevryrac
Montagnac, 34530
France
33 -467 901 610
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.