Carignane

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noun Car·i·gnane \¦kä-rə-¦nyän; ¦ka-rə-¦nyan, -¦nyän; ˈka-rə-gən\
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carignane

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Carignan

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Definition of Carignane

plural

Carignanes

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carignanes

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Carignans

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carignans

  1. :  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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