Cinsault or Sinsault is a red wine blending grape most commonly grown in Southern France. Cinsault has a dark skin and most often used in Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvedre blends. Cinsault is sometimes produced as its own variety as a Rose, which is airy and crisp with a pleasing nose. In France, Cinsault is allowed to be included in a Chateaneuf du Pape blend. However, in other parts of the world such as Morocco, Algeria, Tusisia, Corsica, and Lebanon, Cinsaut is one of the principal production grapes. It does extremely well in hot and dry climates, and is susceptible to rot in damp environments. Cinsaut is the very first founder of Pinotage in Africa. It was blended with Pinot Noir in 1925. Pinotage now is the majority grape in African vineyards of the Western Cape. Cinsaut produces extremely low tannins, but gives favorable aroma to any blend. Cinsault will give substantial yields of light red berries.
Babylons Peak Cinsault is made from 100 percent Cinsault.
Medium to light bodied. Fruit driven with spicy undertones. Soft tannins and fine complexity. A fruit driven wine with lively light palate and lingering mouthfeel.
"Savory aromas of black olives, grilled meat, thyme, peppercorns and dark fruit. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and a flavorful, succulent and peppery palate. Drink now."
- James Suckling (December 2021), 90 pts
Siegel Rose Cinsault is made from 100 percent 100% Cinsault.
Siegel Rosé Cinsault is produced from Vina Siegel's vineyards located in Fundo Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile. This is a fresh and light wine with delicate notes of strawberries, cherry, and hints of flowers.
Perfect to pair with poultry, fish, seafood, light cheese, appetizers and tapas.
"A grapefruit-colored rosé with aromas of flowers, herbs, red apples and orange zest. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a weighty, savory character. Drink now. Screw cap."
- James Suckling (June 2021), 90 pts
Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Les Origines is made from 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah
Matured in vats (grenache) and in oak casks (syrah and mourvèdre).
Deep and brilliant, purple-red colour. An exciting nose with aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant, cherry) spices and vanilla. This great aromatic complexity is found on the palate : the spices and ripe fruit appear with an elegant woodiness and harmonious tannins. The finish has good aromatic length and introduces a touch of liquorice and pepper.
A terrific Châteauneuf du Pape with great concentration and finesse.
Best between 2 and 20 years. Best to decant if young (less than 5 years old).
Soil type Extreme north of Châteauneuf du Pape. This plateau is made with a high quantity of red clay mixed with rocks. This area is considerated to be one of the best to produce rich and powerful red wines. By definition, LES ORIGINES will always deliver a great complexity and ageing potential. Winemaking & ageing Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats (grenache) and in oak casks (syrah and mourvèdre).
"The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Origines takes things up a notch on the serious scale and has a much more concentrated, focused, structured style. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah that saw 50% new barrels, it offers a rich, concentrated, focused texture, notes of black raspberries, roasted garrigue, pepper, and tons of minerality, building tannins, and outstanding length. The new oak is beautifully integrated, it’s perfectly balanced, and it’s one of those wines that has a kiss of modern character yet stays firmly planted in the Southern Rhône."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 95+ pts
Harney Lane Zinfandel Home Ranch is made from 100 percent 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah .
The Home Ranch Zinfandel showcases Lodi’s terroir with distinct character. Dark ruby in color, it offers fragrant aromas of brambly fruit, black cherry and raspberry jam, highlighted with a whisper of savory spices and white pepper. The harmonious, elegant tannins create a warm, plush mouthfeel and silky finish on this rich full bodied wine.
Sub-appellation : Mokelumne River
T.A. : 6g/L
pH : 3.73
R.S. : 0.16%
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