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Carminoir

Carminoir is a Swiss cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir,

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Carminoir produces deeply coloured wines with full-bodied, powerful tannins and aromas of dried rasin, prunes, plums, and sweet spices.

Fresh Carminoir grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Carminoir is mainly grown in the Valais and Ticino, Switzerland Carminoir has relatively high vigour, compact, medium-sized bunches of small berries. It is uaed in blends, usually with Merlot and aged in oak barrels to increase complexity. Carminoir can pair well with rich foods such as red meats, game, mature cheeses.

Foods to pair with Carminoir:

Game
Beef
Sausage
Fun Fact about Carminoir
Carminoir is the first Swiss cross obtained in 1982 at the Caudoz viticultural research centre in Pully.

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