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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  • Roc d'Anglade Rose Vdp du Gard 2006

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for ... for ... % grenache and 12% cinsault and was aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.I started it last night with my supper of fish cakes It is a dry but not bone-dry wine with a light almost salmon-like pink colour and there is some melon and raspberry style ... Read More

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  • Domaine de Piaugier Cotes du Rhone 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for £8.The ... ... and the rest a mix of cinsault,syrah and carignan.The wine was aged in concrete vats for 12 months.I started it the other evening with my pizza supper.There is some blackcurrant style fruit there but the main impresion is how structured and reserved this is ... Read More

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  • Estandon Terres de Saint-Louis Coteaux Varois En Provence 2018

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  • Musar Jeune 2017

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    The Famille Hochar produces the Musar Jeune line (this one is the red or rouge) ... of Cab Sauvignon, Syrah and Cinsault made with traditional methods throws a heavy sediment, is opaque red in the glass, and fills the nostrils with black cherry, wet rich earth and blackberry jam. Entry is mouth-filling - with cassis dominating. Moderately har... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Gassier le Pas du Moine Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2018

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  • De Martino Gallardia del Itata Cinsault Rose D.O Secano Interior Coelemu 2012

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  • Musar Jeune 2014

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for ... is a blend of 45% each of cinsault and syrah with 10% cabernet sauvignon and is unoaked.I started the bottle the other evening with my supper of baked chicken breast.There is some blackcurrant and cherry style fruit but it is a very dry and austere wine and the tan... Read More

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  • Torres Conca de Barbera Grans Muralles 2006

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  • Costières de Pomérols le Moelleux Rose Cotes de Thau Beauvignac 2017

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  • La Condamine Paulignan Minervois 2015

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    The opaque, deep cherry red wine exudes a perfume of Mediterranean brush (garigue), and spicy, peppery plum. The entry is slightly rustic with white pepper, black cherry, plum and leather predominating. This panoply of flavour lingers only on the back palate for a satisfying finish. Great value from southern France. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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