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Jeff Carrel

Les Darons



Grenache gives the wine fullness, strength and a sweet fruitiness with the aroma and taste of red berries and wild southern French herbs. Carignan provides the wine with fruits and spices, while a bit of Syrah provides texture. The name is both a tribute to Languedoc's oldest grape varieties, Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. At the same time, it also refers to the old vines that Jeff Carrel gets the grapes from.


Grenache giver vinen fylde, styrke og en sødmefuld frugtighed med duft og smag af røde bær og vilde sydfranske krydderurter. Carignan giver vinen frugt og krydderier, mens en smule Syrah sørger for skruktur og tøjler. Navnet er både en hyldest til Languedocs ældste druesorter, Carignan, Grenache og Syrah, som vinen er lavet på. Samtidig henviser det også til de gamle vinstokke, som Jeff Carrel får druerne fra. 


Country: France

Region: Languedoc, Roussillon

Winery: Jeff Carrel

Year: 2021

Type: Red

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah & Carignan

Alcohol: 13,5%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



Jeff has been a winemaker for American Mondavi and Château Sainte Michelle. He was also a consultant to Daumas Gassac and Grange des Pères. Over 10 years, as an oenologist, he has produced countless wines, well over 100 million liters. He is known for his enthusiasm and always full of new ideas.

Jeff har været vinmager for amerikanske Mondavi og Château Sainte Michelle. Han var også konsulent for bl.a. Daumas Gassac og Grange des Pères. Over 10 år har han som ønolog lavet et utal af vine, langt over 100 milioner liter. Han er kendt for sin entusiasme og altid fuld af nye idéer.

General grape descriptions


Grenache is an unlikely hero of a grape. Until recently reviled or at best ignored in much of the world, it is the grape chiefly responsible for two of the world's more celebrated reds, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and, a more recent star, Priorat.


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.


Carignane in the US, Carignano in Italy, and Cariñena in Spain. Carignan is a curious red wine grape that provokes strong reactions in those who know about it. Yet, despite the fact it was the single most common vine variety planted in the world's most important wine producer France until it was overtaken by Merlot at the end of the 20th century, most wine drinkers have never heard of it. 

Carignan's origins are presumed Spanish although the variety was long since supplanted by Garnacha (Grenache) in its native Cariñena in Aragon. 

As a wine, Carignan can be pretty tough too. The wine produced is typically high in rough tannins and acidity and in southern France the softening vinification method of carbonic maceration routinely has to be used to ensure that wines made from Carignan can be drunk reasonably young.