Cinsault is a red wine grape cultivated in France and Corsica. It is widely cultivated in Languedoc – Roussillon and it is also used in rose wines of Provence. It is also grown in other parts of the Mediterranean such as Morocco, Italy and Lebanon, but there is a production for this grape also in USA and Australia.
The grape is rather large and thick-skinned, it ripens in the harvesting season and it produces a high yeld. Cinsault prefer hot and dry climates as if in damp conditions it could start to rot. The aromas on the nose is red fruit-driven: strawberry, red cherry and berries, with hints of paint. On the palate the taste of peach, cardamom, raspberry and pomegranate. When processed in oak, the wine can have flavours of oak, smoke, toast, tar and sweet wood and vanilla.