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The vine variety Cariñena
     
 

The vine variety Cariñena

 
 
The vine variety Cariñena

The Cariñena grape is very important for Catalonia. In Rioja the grape is called Mazuelo and is also very important for the cuvée of Rioja wines. The grape is also planted in Aragón. It is very good for maturing in oak barrels, as it is high in acidity and slow to mature. In Catalonia (Priorat) they have recognized the potential of these old vines. Cuvées based on this variety from the Priorat are among some of the best Spain wines today.

Wine
Full-bodied with plenty of character and good acidity. The grape is suitable for cuvées with Garnacha Tinta. With age the vines gain in complexity and harmoniousness.

 

 
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