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Carignan

Fervid oddball

The red Carignan is a heat-loving Mediterranean grape. It has a bit of everything over other varieties: more colour, more tannins, more acid. It is not easy to press a harmonious wine from it alone. Hence it is most often encountered as a blend partner, as in the Côtes du Rhône wines. In Spain it is called Mazuelo and is part of the traditional Rioja recipe. It provides the wines’ acidic backbone. The most exciting varietal specimens come from the slate slopes of the Catalan Priorat (named here Cariñena), from old bush vines in Chile or from Sardinia, where it is known as Carignano. When pressed properly, this oddball generates a lush bouquet of plums and dark fruits. Its origins lie in the northwest Spanish Aragon, near the town of Cariñena. The surrounding wine area is also named after it. In order to prevent confusion with the vine, it is called Samsó there.

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Parker 91 Points
Camins del Priorat 2019
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Parker 91 Points
Camins del Priorat 2021

Camins del Priorat 2021

DOCa Priorat, Álvaro Palacios, 750 ml
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Cims de Porrera Clàssic Caranyana 2012
Only 5 Bottles
Vegan
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Parker 99 Points
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pégau, Cuvée Da Capo 2016
Only 6 Bottles
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Parker 89 Points
Côtes-du-Rhône 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône 2018

AC, Pères de l'Eglise, 750 ml
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Parker 94 Points
Les Terrasses 2019

Les Terrasses 2019

DOCa Priorat, Álvaro Palacios, 3000 ml
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Vi de Vila Porrera 2017

DOC Priorat, Cims de Porrera, 750 ml
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Parker 94 Points
Les Terrasses 2018

Les Terrasses 2018

DOCa Priorat, Álvaro Palacios, 750 ml

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