Young Carignan Red WineMADE BY COTURRI WINERY IN GLEN ELLEN, CALIFORNIA
We were already obsessed with the big, earthy, fruity flavors in Tony Coturri’s Carignane natural red. So when we heard about Young Carignan, we just had to snatch a case (one of only 50 made!). The grapes here are ripe, fruitier, a little jammy – it’s almost like drinking straight grape juice.
DID YOU KNOW?
Carignane grapes are traditionally grown in the Rhone and Southern France, where it's typically used as a blending grape. Both Coturri reds are made with the same grape varietal, but wineries around the world spell it differently depending on pronunciation. We think the missing e sets this young one apart from its bigger, more tart and more tannic predecessor.
tip of the tongue
Savor this rarity with an indulgent medium-rare steak. Or, chill it down just a tiny bit to sip with a spread of creamy cheeses and grilled veggies.