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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  • Tradition tends to reign supreme in the French wine world (just witness the ... ... and Viognier, Syrah and Cinsault, Petit Verdot and Pinot Noir, as well as Roussanne, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, amongst others). We've pulled out five great wines to illustrate that when it comes to wine, variety really is the spice... Read More

    From the article 5 Fabulous French Wines: Pays d'Oc IGP


  • Gros Nore Bandol Rose 2012

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    I stand by my decision, Every, every SE Florida Wine destination should carry a Dry (provence style) Rose and I think I found her again.I love the Dry rose from Bandol. and hope she makes our list @ Barolo. Thanks for the taste Mr. Pascale Parodi of Gros-Nore Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • For acid lovers only. These days that's me so bonus time. First time with ... NV blend if Petite Sirah. Cinsault and Zinfandel. Packed with blood orange, chewy fruit and bracing acidity. Really enjoying this. Not a wine for fans of big jammy fruit. Abe hit the mark for me he Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Estandon Rose 2013

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    Wine review by sanadler


  • Ogier Tavel Etamines 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cotes du Rhone. It’s a surprisingly well known wine in a world where the ... Africa 13.5% $15Shiraz 64%, Cinsault 26%, Grenache 6%, Mourvedre 2%, Pinotage 2%Broadbent Selections SF Tight and focused on the nose with a smoky top note and lots of sour red fruits framed with hints of sweet green spices and perhaps a hint of banana and band aid on... Read More

    From the article Cotes Du Rhone in 2014


  • Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2011

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    Tight and focused on the nose with a smoky top note and lots of sour red fruits framed with hints of sweet green spices and perhaps a hint of banana and band aid on the nose. With a very attractive blend of lightness and richness on the palate, this delivers a lovely textured wine, supported by integrated acids and rounded soft tannins. the frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Badenhorst Secateurs Red Blend 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Château Beauchene Cotes du Rhone Grande Reserve 2012

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    A hint of leathery funk greets the nose followed by lovely layered aromas of dried mushroom, baking spice, candied violet, strawberry, juniper and beef blood. A little weighty and plush in the mouth, this feels just a bit clumsy while it delivers light if fresh flavors of red fruits, raspberry and strawberry with hints of rhubarb and almost a be... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Beauchene Cotes du Rhone Grande Reserve 2012

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    Wine review by mark


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