Carignane – I just can’t carry on, or can I?
Who was asking me where to find Carignane (care-i-nya-on) in class last week?
When I worked for Randall Graham of Bonny Doon Vineyards , several Carignane wines came and went (mostly through the DEWN wine club.) A particular favorite was “The Ugly Duckling”, eluding to the lowly status but definite potential of Carignane.
This article Carignane gets a shot at respect gives some insight as to why this is such a difficult grape to grow and vinify successfully …