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Discover Cinsault

Discover Cinsault

Cinsault

Cinsault is also called Cinault and is widely planted throughout southern France (France's 4th most planted grape variety). It is used to add perfume and fruit to wines such as Minervois and Corbières from the Languedoc where it is blended with Grenache and Carignan.

Mostly used in blends but is used for rosé wines in certain parts of France due to it's skins and subtle tannin.

WHAT:

Red grape, tolerant to heat and drought. Big plump grapes that resemble table grapes rather than wine grapes.

Super easy to grow and yield has to be kept low to keep flavour strong.

Low tannin, perfumed and with ripe red fruit flavour. It has lighter skins and brings soft perfume which is particularly suitable for rosés and fruity, early-drinking reds.

WHERE:

Southern France

USA

Italy

South Africa - part of the Pinotage blend

Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon - Chateau Musar

FLAVOURS / TASTES:

OTHER NAMES:

Cinault, Hermitage, Cinq Sao, Ottavianello, Black Malvoisie

FOOD PAIRING:

Cinsault loves meat - whether roasted, stewed or braised

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