A productive varietal that is very resistant to drought. Cinsault is known for producing light, fruity and heavily perfumed wines, most often as either a Rose or blended with another heartier grape (usually Carignan). Aromas and flavors of blue fruits and spices are common.
Cinsaut calls the south of France home. It is very productive in the Languedoc and southern Rhone where it is known as the Picardan. One of the 13 varietals permitted in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.