Pierre Hourlier Wines

Carignan

The Carignan red grape variety is with its origins in Spain, and is widely used in the south of France, particularly in the Languedoc region. Replacing the Aramon grape in the 1960s, today Carignan is used throughout the region in wines from appellations such as Minervois, Corbieres and Saint Chinian, which specify a minimum of Carignan in blends. The Carignan grape pairs best with; white meats, such as turkey; cheeses, such as gouda, and vegetables, such as butternut squash or pumpkin.