2015 Evangelho Carignane
If you need to add a few lighter-style wines to your cellar, Carignane should be on your list.
Nose: Caramel, brown sugar, baking spices, and clove waft from the glass followed by bolder aromas of pomegranate, red plum, and cherry compote.
Palate: Bursting with fruit, you'll immediately recognize notes of raspberry sorbet, dried cranberry, and strawberry candy. As the rich and smooth components float across the palate, you'll enjoy lighter tannins and a quaffable mouthfeel. On the finish, expect notes of cinnamon, cumin, dried herbs, and a hint of licorice.
Pairings: With its balanced flavor profile and low tannin structure, this wine becomes more of an ingredient to your dishes as opposed to a side note. It can stand up to bold meals like roasted pork shoulder or beef brisket as well as lighter ones such as butternut squash soup or pumpkin risotto. Expand on Carignane's natural spice flavorings (cumin, allspice, cinnamon, and clove) by adding them to your dish.