Carignane

noun
Car·i·gnane | \ ¦kä-rə-¦nyän ; ¦ka-rə-¦nyan , -¦nyän ; ˈka-rə-gən \
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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First Known Use of Carignane

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Carignane

French, from Carignan, town near Bordeaux, France

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