IGP Côtes Catalanes: Domaine Ferrer-Ribière 'Empreinte du Temps' Carignan 2019

This vibrant, fresh Catalan Carignan hails from a precious parcel of 140+ year old pre-phylloxera vines. Here at Yapp HQ it's a firm favourite that delivers consistently in every vintage. Like the white Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blanc from Domaine Ferrer-Ribière, this wine too is well-suited to simple, rustic cuisine - some sizzling Toulouse sausages or cassoulet would fit the bill nicely.

Certified as an organic wine.

Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes

An excellent Vin de Pays Catalan Carignan, with a beguiling bouquet of wild berries and herbs and a medley of sun-kissed Mediterranean flavours, supported by a couch of supple tannins.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionRoussillon, Vin de Pays Catalan
Grape Variety (Cépage)Carignan
Food & Wine MatchingCasserole, Charcuterie, Mushrooms, Pork
CellarageDrinking well now but will age well in the medium term, 2 to 5 years from vintage.
VinificationLow yields of hand harvested, organically grown grapes from antique vines undergo a 3 week cuvaison with their stems intact. The wine is cleared by careful decanting and is bottled during a waning moon when the Tramontane wind arrives in April.
Alcohol By Volume (%)14.5

Domaine Ferrer-Ribière (Denis Ferrer & Bruno Ribière)

In 1993 Denis (an experienced fruit grower) and Bruno (a wine loving civil servant) joined forces to establish Domaine Ferrer Ribière - they have since gained an international reputation for their highly individual handcrafted wines. Denis and Bruno typify a new wave of young Southern French winemakers with low capital investment but exacting production values dedicated to making characterful wines with a true expression of terroir from local grape varieties.


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