Carignano is a grape with a lot of different names, Carignan in Southern France, Cariñena, Samso, Mollard and Mazuelo in different parts of Spain and Carignane in America. Even on the island of Sardegna where it has found a home in Italy, the grape goes by two names- Carignano and Bovale. Regardless of the name, we can always expect deep, dark wines with lively acidity and good grip. The greatest examples of the grape come from old bush vines, their age tempers the yield and concentrates flavors.
Luckily for us, the Testa family planted in Calpella Valley over 50 years ago. They grow it for us Biodynamically, and the wines not only get better with every vintage, but age beautifully.