Known as a prized winemaking region since the Roman era, Cariñena—the heart of Aragon in northeast Spain—is out to prove its roots expand further than just producing reds. With an extreme climate and favorable climate temperature, Cariñena is keeping some of the world’s oldest vines alive and thriving. A wide variety of quality fruits allows for a greater variety of wine to be produced. Cariñena might be associated with reds, but do not pass up their whites or rosés either.

With temperatures rising as we enter the core of summer, cool off and relax with a Cariñena derived Chardonnay or 100% Garnacha-based rosé. The Chardonnay offers a lively acidity complimented by zesty citrus notes, while the rosé is light, fresh, and fruity. Both pair exceptionally well with a variety of foods and dishes making them the perfect go-to for a summer BBQ and picnic. But, if you need a little help deciding what to eat, check out this adventurous Migas recipe. Be sure to share your Cariñena experience with #CoolDownwithCariñena for a chance to be shared to their audience.

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