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Anayón

Anayón
2015 Carignane, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Anayón
2015 Carignane, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black garnet color. Mature aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, sour cherry gastrique, plum pudding, cedar, dill, leather, and incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, subtle, medium-long finish with nuances of artichoke hearts, clove, and oregano with light oak flavor. A slightly funky, well-developed Carignane that will pair like a dream.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: wild strawberry, sour cherry gastrique, plum pudding, cedar, dill, leather, and incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of artichoke hearts, clove, and oregano
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly funky, well-developed Carignane that will pair like a dream.

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The Importer

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.