2010 Ferrer Ribière Carignan "Empreinte du Temps" VdP des Côtes Catalanes

SKU #1088853

This glorious wine is 100% Carignan, but not just any Carignan. We're talking about vines averaging 133 years of age! And with all that time comes concentration and complexity in spades! Full of spice, reglisse, ripe cassis and earth notes, this is a full-bodied red with tons of mature fruit character and noble, exquisite balance. Serve with any white meat or charcuterie. 14% abv.

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Staff Image By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/9/2012 | Send Email
This is Carignan! I love this wine. Very layered with savory meaty floral spice all showing aromatically. Gorgeous palate of raspberry and more savory notes with a structured finish. Drink now, age or have with dinner or all three.

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- This red grape goes by many names, including Carignane, Carignano, Cariñena, Mazuelo, Moestal, Roussillonen and Samsó, which can make things confusing. A native of northern Spain's Cariñena DO, this grape is also found all over France, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and is also planted in substantial amounts in Italy and California. A bold, spicy, tannic grape, you'll frequently find Carignan blended with softer, fruitier varieties like Grenache.


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Alcohol Content (%): 14