Definition of Carignane
: a red wine of French origin that is often used for inexpensive blends … old-school Mendocino wines such as Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane … — Tim Fish, Wine Spectator, 15 Nov. 2008; also : the grape from which the wine is made And of all the grapes grown in Languedoc-Roussillon, none illustrates that transformation better than carignan, a long-underappreciated, bold and spicy red wine variety that is finally coming into its own. — David Rosengarten, Saveur, October 2010
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Origin and Etymology of carignane
French, from Carignan, town near Bordeaux, France
First Known Use: 1876
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