“Cayrol” Carignan Vielles Vignes 2014 – Domaine Lafage

“Cayrols” Carignan Vielles Vignes 2014, IGP Côtes Catalanes – Domaine Lafage Domaine Lafage is a relatively new, family-run estate covering 116 hectares in Roussillon. Traditional  Catalonian varieties like Grenache, Carignan and Muscat take centre stage, and the focus is very much on export. Wines are generally well-made and solid, and there are some excellent parcels…Continue reading “Cayrol” Carignan Vielles Vignes 2014 – Domaine Lafage


Carignan, the blight of the south…or not? Come closer, friend…I would like to talk with you about a vilified grape known as Carignan. Or Cariñena. Carignane. Carignano. Or Samsó…well, sometimes. Sometimes Samsó is actually Cinsault (a grape probably best-known in Provence, particularly in rosés). Apparently, according to the seminal reference Wine Grapes (Harding, Robinson and…Continue reading Carignan