Carignan Blanc is a rare Mediterranean grape varietal. Only 250 hectares remain, mostly in Languedoc. RARE-Carignan Blanc comes from a 70-year-old plot planted next to the sea.
We like it for its originality, vivacity, floral aromas and long finish.
ORIGIN: Castelnau-de-Guers, Hérault, Vin de France
GRAPES: Carignan blanc
VINIFICATION: Grapes are harvested at night to avoid oxidation. They are destemmed before a 24-hour maceration. Then, they are pressed and ferment at low temperature to promote freshness and aromatic expression.
TASTING: " The colour is pale and bright with a very faint greenish tinge and it has quite a delicate nose – lightly floral with pears and a whisp of herbs and citrus. The palate is rounded and supple, almost a little oily in texture like Vermentino or Sémillon, but with a backbone of citrus acidity and minerality to carry the juicy pear fruit and streak of green apple and white pepper.
It opens up in the glass, so give it swirl and allow it time to relax, then enjoy it as an aperitif or with sushi, fish, including fritto misto, or squid, light pasta dishes or salads and vegetables sprinkled with dukkah or served with walnut tarator sauce." - by Joanna Simon, a Wine & Food writer in U.K, author of "World of Fine Wine".
The best way to savor our wines: invite friends over, open a bottle and enjoy the moment ;-). This wine is fresh and floral with great minerality, a rare white varietal that matches vegetable salad well. It goes with white fish, seafood, poultry too. Chilled for better experience.
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
To limit our impact on the planet, we have been reducing our carbon emissions to a minimum (i.e. we use lightweight, eco-friendly bottles). We offset the rest by financing ecological initiatives.
Also try the 2-bottle bundle of "Carignan Family".
The 6-bottle RARE- Carignan Blanc comes in an original carton from France.