More on carignan

Only a week or so after wondering whether carignan was a sensible choice for southern Victoria or perhaps for many regions (here’s a link), a blend of grenache (55%) and carignan (45%) arrived from Priorat.  And I rather half expected that as sure as night follows day, it would prove to be an outstanding wine.Continue reading “More on carignan”

When carignan is not carignan

I read an interesting story earlier in the week by Max Allen in The Australian newspaper.  Max is a strong supporter of carignan and thinks it eminently suited for the hot and dry conditions faced in much of Australia. In short, Max’s story is this: Shadowfax winery in Werribee in western Melbourne (towards Geelong) graftedContinue reading “When carignan is not carignan”