Carignane

noun Car·i·gnane \ ¦kä-rə-¦nyän ; ¦ka-rə-¦nyan , -¦nyän ; ˈka-rə-gən \
variants: or carignane or Carignan play \¦kä-rə-¦nyän\ or carignan

Definition of Carignane

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 Carignane
  • —Tim FishWine Spectator15 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 RosengartenSaveurOctober 2010

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Origin and Etymology of carignane

French, from Carignan, town near Bordeaux, France


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