Cinsault

 

Name of varietal: Cinsault
 
Common synonyms: Cinsaut, Bourdalase, Navarro, Hermitage, Picardan Noir, Ottavienello, Black Malvoisie
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Southern France
 
History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc regions its primary function is as a supporting player in blends, especially Chateauneuf-du-Pape, adding spice and aromatics, mellowing out harsh tannins. It is also planted widely in countries with sizeable French influence in their wine-making such as Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It came to the states in the mid-1800s.
 
But perhaps its most important role in wine history took place in South Africa, where in 1925 it was crossed with Pinot Noir by Stellenbosch University Professor A.I. Perold in an attempt to create a unique South African varietal, which became Pinotage
 
Characteristics of the grape: low tannins, dark, spicy, slightly Read more »

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  • Mont Gravet Rose 2016

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    This is a Cinsault-based rosé, a classic approach giving way to a refreshing result. Cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas are distinctly present but quite light. Its a bit more generous on the palate with a candied quality, medium to full body and strawberry fruit; the epitome of easy-drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Have you been drowning in rosé? For most of us it’s a summertime ... ... per bottle. This is a Cinsault-based rosé, a classic approach giving way to a refreshing result. Cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas are distinctly present but quite light. It’s a bit more generous on the palate with a candied quality, medium to full body and strawbe... Read More

    From the article Summer Rose for Fall & Winter Pairings


  • Coeur de Cardeline Cotes de Provence France Ros'E 2016

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    Wonderful wine with a pleasant effect on the palate, not too dry or tart just a impeccable blending of wines. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Les Servieres Un Siecle de Cinsault  |  2 in stock  |  $24.99 Barral, Leon 2007 Faugeres La Valiniere  |  1 in stock  |  $39.99 Brignot, Jean-Marc & Steen, Anders NV Ardeche "Hardeche" Syrah  |  2 in stock  |  $17.99 Bussière, Guy 2011 Vin de France Arpege Blanc ... Read More

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  • Champs de Provence Rose 2016

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    This was wonderful A great nose of watermelon, raspberry, citrus is jined on the palate with sparkling acidity. Refreshing and easy to drink. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Mas des Bressades Cuvee Tradition Rosé 2016

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    Binny's 6/2017. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Domaine les Deux Cols Cuvée d'Alizé 2015

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    clear, deep purple; clean, pronounced nose of blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry, mint and cedar; dry, acidic and medium tannins, medium body, red cherries, raspberry, strawberry, mint, stones, shellfish, medium finish; felt that the seafood hints in such a bottle was quite surprising! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Mullineux Family Wines Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Provence is one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. While ... ... is a blend crafted of Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Tibouren. The blending process is up to the discretion of the winemaker. Furthermore, even the process used to make rosé (direct pressing or maceration/bleeding) is up to each winemaker. However, in t... Read More

    From the article A different way to think about pink wine


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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