Saga of grape varieties - 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.