Delta Luna is a new line of wine to our shop. We have enjoyed their wines so much we have worked to entice them to attend the 2012 Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival!
Their wines tend to be medium to fuller bodied with fairly classic profiles. Today I’m taking a look at the Delta Luna 2009 Carignane. Originating from the Aragon region of Spain, this grape grows rather happily in the Mediterranean-light climate of Lodi with hot days and cool nights.
The Delta Luna Carignane has a rather refractive appearance in the glass as the light dances through the garnet colored gem in the glass. The aromas of light mocha and cassis predominate yielding to a light bing cherry aroma. As it crosses the palate, the bold acidity transforms into brilliant cherries and raspberries transforming into a brilliant leathery spice on the finish. This carignane is a delight, but on the softer side of the carignanes I have tried over the years; a good introduction to those folks afraid of bold grapes usually!
Because of the bright acidity, I would recommend you have this wine over dinner with friends you want to impress. The perfect pairing for me would be an orange glazed guinea fowl with a side of root vegetable hash topped with a soft fried egg. I’ll post those recipes in another posting,