The majesty of Chateau Carignan in Bordeaux has us head-over-heels wanderlusting. This winery lays on top of clay, with limestone hillsides covered by gravel stones. 70% of the vineyard is 20 years old and still produces vines that are over 40 years old (Chateau Carignan dates back to the 1400s with parts of the estate still active today). The vineyard is made up of 65% Merlot, 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc.
If you’re looking to indulge a little, check out a bottle of their Ch Carignan Prima. It is a Merlot-dominate wine made with the estates oldest Merlot vines. This wine is best served chilled. It helps give the wine a nice lift of freshness. This Merlot pairs well with any meat dishes and is also great with Asian dishes.