Naturally lower in tannins with a fresh, perfumed characteristic, it has typically been used in blends with more dominant grapes such as Grenache & Mourvedre. However, it looks like Cinsault may be ready to take centre stage, as it's doing so in South Africa. Lower yields are paving the way for wines that are concentrated with red fruit, warm spice & just a hint of smoke.
Try me if you like: Grenache, Sangiovese, Tempranillo
Also known as: Cinsault