Old vine Carignan has a deep, red color and lovely
aromas of wild herbs and red berries. On the plate it is rich and full bodied with hints of spice and leather.
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Wine maker notes
Although this wine is made with a traditional grape
variety, the vinification was done in a modern style. The
grapes are destemmed and crushed. The fermentation is carried out at controlled temperatures, around 75°F and
the wine is aged in French oak to add complexity and
roundness to the blend resulting in a juicy, intense and
Excellent with beef, barbeque or firm cheeses.
Mel and Janie are from England but both now US citizens. Mel has been in the wine business ever since leaving school and he met Janie when they were only twelve and thirteen (she played the piano and he played the guitar!) and as they grew up together, they shared a passion for food and wine. They married at 19 and 20.
The couple left England to live in France in 1970 and started a company called Master Wines and began selling little known French wines in the USA. Mel was a pioneer in bringing great wine values to the USA from France.