Car·​i·​gnane ¦kä-rə-¦nyän How to pronounce Carignane (audio)
variants or carignane or Carignan
or carignan
plural Carignanes or carignanes or Carignans or carignans
: a red wine of French origin that is often used for inexpensive blends
… old-school Mendocino wines such as Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and CarignaneTim 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

Word History


French, from Carignan, town near Bordeaux, France

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carignane was in 1876

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“Carignane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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