Grenache Carignan – Garnacha Cariñena in Spanish – is at once intense and harmonious. Deep ruby red with alluring aromas of blackberry, spice, and leather nuances. A provocative palate of black fruit, cherry, red berry, and plum with well-integrated oak and accents of licorice and spice. Rich velvety tannins, moderate acidity, and a long savory finish.
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak: Heavy | Alcohol: 14% ABV
About the region:
The climate in Manchuela is ideal for reds; the inland region has a continental climate with high daytime temperatures and long hours of sunshine but is still close enough to the coast to experience cool nights thanks to Mediterranean winds. This temperature swing creates favorable conditions for red grapes to slowly ripen, perfectly developing tannin, color, and varietal character. The resulting wines show excellent flavor, color, and mouthfeel..
Signature food pairing: Southwest Strip Loin with Skillet Succotash
Enjoy this recipe equally at the height of summer grilling, or when craving something fresh during the winter, and always with a glass of Winexpert™ LE21 Grenache Carignan!
The recipe and instructional pdf can be found here.
Additional food pairing suggestions:
Grilled lamb, sausages, hearty winter stews
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Includes grape skins.