The 1st World Carignan Tasting
          Monday 26 July 2004 at , Domaine de Lezigno, Beziers   
 
 

OUR CONCLUSIONS :

Carignan lets the Terroir through to the wine

Carignan is all about pleasure

Well made, carignan brings a freshness and equilibrium that is very welcome in wines from hot climates--(but less well made, that freshness becomes "green" flavors)

We winemakers need to continue striving to make our carignans better and better, whether pure or in blends

The carignans tasted today were EACH appreciated highly by at least several of the tasters, the majority of the wines ranged from Good to Excellent


moderator :Marc Medevielle, Terre de Vins
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• 24 carignans from 4 countries
• 11 vignerons, 23 professional tasters from 6 countries
TASTED WERE CARIGNANS FROM
(scores at page bottom, people pictured were present):
     
Languedoc / Roussillon :
California:


Domaine d'Aupilhac
, Le Carignan 2001, Sylvain Fadat, Montpeyroux, www.aupilhac.net , 33 (0)4 67 966119

Pellegrini Family Vineyards, Old Vines Carignan 2002, Redwood Valley, Santa Rosa , www.pellegriniwines.com


Clos du Gravillas
, Lo Vielh 2001, RdV du Soleil 2001 Nicole Bojanowski, St. Jean de Minervois,www.closdugravillas.com, 33 (0)467381752

Wild Hog Vineyard, 2001 Carignane, Daniel & Marion Schoenfeld, Cazadero, Dry Creek, Sonoma County , wildhog@mcn.org


Domaine Rimbert
, Marjoleine 2001, Carignator 2001, J-M Rimbert, Berlou, 33(0)4 67 897398

Coturri Winery, 2002 Carignane, Testa Family Vineyards, Mendocino County, Glenn Ellen , www.coturriwinery.com


Domaine de la Treille Muscat
, VdP de Cucugnan 2001, Catherine Marin-Pestel, Padern, 33(0)4 68450767

Fritz Winery, Old Vine Carignane 2001, Colombini Vineyard, Medocino County , www.fritzwinery.com


Domaine de Nizas
, Carignan Veilles Vignes 2001, Arnaud Deville, Caux, www.domainedenizas.com 33 (0)4 67901792

Mazzocco Vineyards, Alexander Valley Carignane 1999, Stone Ranch, Healdsburg , www.mazzocco.com


Roc des Anges
, "1903", Marjorie Gallet, Montner, 33 (0)4 68291280

Catalunya, Spain:


Matassa
, Matassa 2002, Tom Lubbe, Calce, 33(0)4 68641013

Vall Llach, Porrera, Priorat , www.vallllach.com (85% avec cab.Sav.)


Domaine Bertrand-Berge
, Megalith, Sabine/Jerome Bertrand, Paziols, 33 (0)4 68 450559

Cims de Porrera, Porrera, Priorat www.masmartinet.com


La Terrasse d'Elise
, La Pigeonnier 2001, Xavier Braujou, St. Jean de Fos, 33 (0)4 67 572447


Clos Manyetes
, Clos dels Llops, Gratallops, Priorat , www.masmartinet.com

South Africa:

Antima 2001, D.O. Empordà , www.masmartinet.com

Fairview Winery, Pegleg Carignan 2002, Basson Family, Die Slot, South Africa, www.fairview.co.za

 
 


The Observatory Cellars
, Carignan/syrah 2002, Tom Lubbe, 33(0)4 68641013

 
 
The rest of the tasting and discussion
panel


Marc Medevielle,
Terre de Vins, Montpellier (animateur)


Mark Williamson
, Willi's Wine Bar/Maceo, Paris


Eric Guerrini,
Professor of Sommelerie, Perpignan
(preparation de la dégustation)


Michel Smith
, Journalist, Perpignan


Josep Roca
, Restaurant El Can Roca, Gerona


Eric Narioo
, Les Caves de Pyrennes, Guilford, UK


Philippe Catusse
, Clos St. Gabriel, Beziers


Yoshio Ito
, Oeno Connexion, Paris/Tokyo


Jerome Perez
, www.lapassionduvin.com, Albi


Ludovic Bige
l, Professor Sommelerie, CFA Beziers


Cyril Bourgne
, Dom. La Madura, St. Chinian


Liz and Mike Berry
, Agents , Provence/London


Claude Gros
, Oenologue, Narbonne


Anthony Rose
, Wine Critic, The Independent, London/France


Jancis Robinson
, Journalist, London


Florence Barthes
, Beziers Oenopole


Jean-Philippe Granier
, Ctx de Languedoc, Montpellier


Josep Lluís Pérez,
Mas Martinet, Priorat


Tim Atkin
, Journalist, London


Yohann Roussier
, Clos St. Gabriel, Beziers

Resultats de degustation à (tasting results from) Beziers 26 Juillet 2004:
Les notes et preferences etataients TRES variées: tous les vins onts plu a plusiers degustateurs.
Individual notes were quite varied; each wine was favored by at least a few tasters.
Domaine Moyen Notes Qualité: 10=meilleur, 1=non marchand Rang Notes Qualité Moyen de 2 moyens Rang Preferences Ordre de Preference Moyen '1-25 Vigneron(s) Lieu(x) Cuvee carignan vin # ordre degstn
Vall Llach 2001 8.3 1 1.0 1 7.1 M. Perez Porrera ,Priorat Vall Llach 2001 20 21
Fairview Winery 8.3 2 2.5 3 8.3 Basson Family, Charles Black Die Slot Pegleg Carignan 2002 8 20
Roc des Anges 7.8 3 2.5 2 7.7 Marjorie Gallet Montner "1903" 2001 9 4
Domaine d'Aupilhac 7.7 4 5.0 6 8.8 Sylvain Fadat Montpeyroux Le Carignan 2001 13 3
Clos du Gravillas RDV 7.6 5 8.5 12 9.7 Nicole-John Bojanowski St. Jean de Minervois RdV du Soleil 2001 (inox) 1 1
Domaine Rimbert MAR 7.6 6 5.0 4 8.7 J-M Rimbert Berlou Marjolaine 2001 22 9
Clos du Gravillas LV 7.6 7 8.0 9 9.2 Nicole-John Bojanowski St. Jean de Minervois Lo Vielh 2001 (fut 3/4) 2 7
Clos dels Llops 7.5 8 7.5 7 9.0 M. Perez Gratallops , Priorat Clos Manyetes 2000 19 15
Dom. Bertrand-Bergé 7.4 9 7.0 5 8.8 Jérôme et Sabine Bertrand Paziols Carignan 14 6
martinets pigat 600 7.4 10 10.0 10 9.5 vin experimental, carignan a 600M Priorat martinets pigat 600 1998 18 14
Domaine de Nizas 7.3 11 11.0 11 9.6 Arnaud Deville Caux Carignan Vieilles Vignes 2001 15 10
martinets arbres 7.2 12 10.0 8 9.0 vin experimental, carignan a 350M Priorat martinets arbres 2000 17 13
Cims de Porrera 2001 6.6 13 13.0 13 11.8 Adrià Pérez Porrera, Priorat Cims de Porrera 2001 16 11
Pellegrini Family Vineyards 6.4 14 17.0 20 14.7 Bob Pellegrini Cazadero, Sonoma 2001 Carignane 7 8
Wild Hog Vineyard 6.3 15 14.5 14 12.3 Daniel & Marion Schoenfeld Mendocino County, Glenn Ellen 2002 Carignane 3 18
Matassa 6.2 16 15.5 15 13.0 Tom Lubbe Calce Matassa 2002 12 23
Coturri Winery 6.2 17 17.5 18 13.9 Testa Family Vineyards Redwood Valley, Santa Rosa Old Vines Carignan 2002 4 19
Fritz Winery 6.0 18 17.0 16 13.5 Colombini Vineyard Medocino County Old Vine Carignane 2001 5 17
La Terrasse d'Elise 6.0 19 19.0 19 14.6 Xavier Braujou St. Jean de Fos La Pigeonnier 2001 24 12
Domaine RimbertCar 5.7 20 18.5 17 13.6 J-M Rimbert Berlou Carignator 2001 23 16
observatory SA 5.2 21 21.5 22 16.1 Tom Lubbe South Africa Carignan/Syrah 10 5
Mazzocco Vineyards 5.2 22 22.5 23 17.1 Stone Ranch Healdsburg Alexander Valley Carignane 1999 6 22
Antima 2001 5.1 23 22.0 21 15.0 Cooperativa Agricola D.O. Empordà: Antima 2001 21 24
Dom. de la Treille Muscate 4.7 24 24.0 24 17.7 Catherine Marin-Pestel Padern VdP de Cucugnan 2001 11 2
 
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