Saga of grape varieties - Cinsault

Saga des cépages - Cinsault

Cinsault is a grape variety mainly from the Rhône Valley and Languedoc-Roussillon. These regions constitute an ideal terroir for this grape variety which resists quite well to drought. Large producer, it must be established on stony and dry hillsides with good exposure.

You can recognize it by its clusters of large round berries, very juicy flesh, and a bluish-black skin.

This is the essence of Mediterranean rosés, light and fruity. It is known for giving fine and elegant rosés, with aromas of grenache, red fruits, peach, and white flowers, with a nice balance between liveliness and roundness. It is also found in the red wines of Minervois, Corbières etc. Often associated with Grenache and Carignan, it produces wines with supple tannins.

Cinsault is part of the grape varieties of many of our estates, in particular that of Château l'Hospitalet and Château la Sauvageonne.

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