Pronunciation: care-ree-NYEHN Carignan is a red wine grape with its roots tracing back to Spain. It serves both as a blending grape in various wine regions and as a single varietal, showcasing its (very) unique character. This grape variety produces a robust, medium-bodied dry red wine with notes of blackberry, cherry, and a touch of […]
Today, the Spain’s Priorat wine growing region is one of two denominación de origen calificadas (DOCs), along with Rioja. The shale/slate soils, called llicorrella, force grapevines to seek out nutrients deep into the earth. Priorat red wine blends are common, using Garnacha Tinta and Samsó (Cariñena), producing high alcohol, deep, rich red wines with red fruit, black fruit, and spice. Here’s what you need to know.