Category Archives: Carignan

2012 Cascabel McLaren Vale Carignan

Eleven year-old vines. Two weeks maceration on skins for structure before it sits in old French oak puncheons for a further twelve months. As good as it is already, you can’t help but be excited by what lies ahead as … Continue reading

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2010 El Wanderer Alt Emporda Carinyena

Carinyena is the local Catalan word for Carignan. The first El Wanderer Alt Emporda Carinyena came from the 2008 vintage. The grapes are sourced from vines over a century old and located in the far north-eastern corner of Spain. The … Continue reading

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The South’s Gonna Do it Again and Again: 2011 Abbotts & Delaunay Releases

“So gather ’round, gather ’round chillun’ Get down, well just get down chillun’ Get loud, well you can be loud and be proud Well you can be proud, hear now Be proud you’re a rebel ‘Cause the South’s gonna do … Continue reading

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