Full-flavoured, distinctive Carignan vinified from organically grown fruit, sourced from dry-farmed vines averaging 85 years old.
An ever-restless character, it was a surprise to all (not least himself) when owner Jason Edward Charles decided to put down roots and establish Vinca Minor in Sonoma, California. Originally a native of Detroit, ...Learn more
“Carignan is a bit of an enigma in that it comes in many forms, and unless you've tried the grape before, you may not know what to expect. This Mendocino version is unfined, unfiltered and, although a bit shy at first, it really comes round in the glass. Full of red currant and cranberry aromas at first, it rounds out to reveal layers of baking spice and dark fruit aromas. If decanted, you benefit from a fuller texture that stands up to a good Sunday roast, is pretty delicious on its own and pairs well with Scrabble.”