Cinsault is a red grape varietal that is known for its soft and juicy red fruit flavors, making it a versatile grape used in rosé, red, and sparkling wines, and prized for its freshness and elegance
Varietal origin: Cinsault, also known as Cinsaut, is a red grape varietal that is believed to have originated in the South of France, specifically in the Languedoc region. It is also grown in other wine regions around the world, including South Africa, Australia, and the United States.
Typical taste profile: Cinsault wines are known for their soft and juicy red fruit flavors, such as raspberry and strawberry, with moderate tannins and medium acidity. They are often used as blending grapes to add freshness and elegance to other red wine blends.
Regional styles: Cinsault is used in various wine styles, including rosé, red, and even sparkling wines. In France, it is often used in the production of rosé wines in the Provence region, known for their light and refreshing style. In South Africa, Cinsault is used to produce red wines with bright fruit flavors and gentle tannins.