A vigorous variety that yields well year by year. It flowers between 8 and 15 June and the grapes come to maturity fairly late, between 25 September and 25 October, depending on the growing area. The Carignan vine requires plenty of warmth and is not sensitive to drought or strong winds. Hot, dry hillsides are ideal.
On low-fertility soils and hillsides, it yields a beautifully coloured wine, well-structured with plenty of tannins. During vinification, a maximum of flavour is extracted by carbonic maceration.