This “Very old vine” wine is a nice affordable treat. We’re not sure exactly how “old” “very” means in this case, but it’s somewhere between 50 to 100 years old depending on the source. In any case, you’ll enjoy and appreciate this one alone or paired with a nice meaty meal. This deeply hued Carignan wine has rich flavors of mixed berries and a touch of vanilla. It’s a bit acidic, but not astringent. Along with some peppery notes, it is an overall smooth wine with a fairly light finish towards the end. This is a good find for under $10. Savor it well!

IMG_8171 - Les Domaine de Virginie - Carignan - 2012