In California Carignane was grown state wide and it was the base for many wonderful wines in the early days of winemaking. Today a few rare old vineyards such as Trentadue Estate are still standing and proudly producing delicious wines. This grape is a relatively late ripening variety and it has a tendency to produce large crop given the opportunity. Our Old Vines were planted back in 1896 and well pass their heavy bearing years. The vines are also dry farmed and that contributes to the lower yields as well. Our 2016 Carignane exhibits abundant aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, dark plums and wild berries. The mouth feel supports medium body with fresh acidity and a long fruity finish. Only 14 % new oak barrels were used during the aging of this wine in order to preserve it’s natural freshness and delicate aromas and flavors. Serve with roasted meats, savory vegetable dishes and a variety of rustic cheeses. Cheers!
Available for purchase in the Tasting Room Only.