It's impressive how exciting old vine Carignan can be, and what an underrated grape it is. Here's proof that it makes big, perfumed wines, layered with dark tannins and wild flavors of herbs and dark berries.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.