It has finally been announced in the almighty, Official Spanish State Bulletin (Boletín Oficial del Estado) that Carinyena Blanca (White Carignan) will be allowed for use in DO Empordà starting with the 2020 harvest, making this the first DO to allow use of this grape variety in all of Spain. As I wrote in the middle of last year, there’s been a great deal of ongoing work by 12 producers to get this grape authorized and recognized. As if often the case, it’s been around long before the DO was […]

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