variants: or carignane or Carignan \ ¦kä-rə-¦nyän \ or carignan
plural Carignanes or carignanes or Carignans or carignans
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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