Carignan ‘Red Socks’ is a delicious, dark, rich and toasty red made by Andy Cook at Tramontane Wines from 100% Carignan. The warm climate allows for exceptional levels of ripeness to be achieved which is carefully balanced by refreshing acidity. The wine sees a long maceration for maximum depth of flavour and structure. It is a big, bold wine that packs a lot into a glass. Perfect with game meats and rich stews.
Andy Cook lived and worked in St Andrews for many years before moving to New Zealand to study the art of wine making. After a few years honing his skills there he settled in the picturesque town of Collioure in south east France. This is Basque country, rugged and beautiful, just like the man himself. Andy now has a new purpose built, modern winery which was built in partnership with legendary Roussillon producer, Phillip Gard of Coume de Mas. He always has several projects on the go but his main focus is Mas Cristine, an old estate which produces classic Cotes de Roussillon wines. Tramontane wines which focuses on easy drinking Southern French varietals and Consolation Wines which are small production wines made from the best parcels each year.