How to use Cinsault in a sentence
This region produces dry, fruity reds and blush wines made from Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Tibouren.
It's a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault and was bred back in 1925.
Fortunately, Pinotage wines lean more towards its biological Pinot Noir heritage rather than its Cinsault genes and make for good medium-bodied wines that match with food very well.
In the South Rhone region it is generally blended with Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and other varietals to add some missing character components.
It's a backwater AOC in France but don't stick one's Gallic nose up at the region, there are good-value wines to be found and this Rosè from Mas Grand Plagniol is one of them, blended from Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault.Advertisement
Syrah dominates the blend with 43 percent, but then Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Cinsault, and Petite Sirah are thrown into the cask.
Le Pousseur is predominantly Syrah with bits of Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Cabernet Franc.