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Agricola Punica Montessu Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - Dark-berry, lavender and black-tea aromas follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. A juicy and...
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90WS
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Terranoble Carignan Gran Reserva 2016 750ml

Rated 91 - Rather than ripe, black and concentrated, this carignan offers a new look at the variety in Maule, capturing a cooler, more red-fruited...
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Carignan

Carignan is an ancient blue-skinned grape varietal, thought to be indigenous to the Aragon region of Spain. However, today it is most commonly associated with the fine wines of southern France, and has been grown in many countries around the world which have the warm and dry conditions it requires to thrive. Carignan is recognized as being quite a sensitive vine, highly susceptible to all kinds of rot and mildew, although producing excellent results when given the right conditions and handled correctly. Its high tannin levels and acidity make the Carignan grapes very astringent, and as such, they are often used as a blending grape to give body to other, lesser bodied varietals. Despite this, with careful treatment, Carignan can produce superb single varietal wines packed full of character and unique attributes.