Blend: 100% Carignan
From: Argentina, Maipú AO
By: Cecchin family @ Bodega Cecchin
An earthy, meaty red from old twisted Carignan vines growing in the heart of Mendoza province, Argentina’s premier wine growing region. Carignan Organic is from the Bodegas Cecchin in Maipu where the Cecchin family tend vines, fruit orchards and olive groves, and play rugby.
The Italian Cecchin family arrived in Argentina in 1910 and found work in local vineyards. The dream was to own their own land, and in 1959 the Cecchin bought eleven hectares of land made up of vineyards, olive, walnut and almond groves, and peach and apricot orchards. (It’s a wonder they have time to play rugby). Carignan Organic is from 100 year-old Carignan vines which are manually harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine is lightly filtered but not fined.