Cinsault


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One of the minor grapes found in Rhône blends and Provençal rosés; Cinsault delivers fresh, punchy reds that are just as floral as they are fruity.

Primary Flavors

  • Raspberry
  • Red Currant
  • Tart Cherry
  • Violet
  • Black Tea

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-light Body

Low Tannins

Medium Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Classically, the pairing for Cinsault is escargot. That said, due to the spicy, fruity, and somewhat smoky character of Cinsault, you’ll do better with stew or boeuf bourguignon.

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