Mediterranean vine, black long grapes, mellows wines for rosés, imparts finesse.
(SaN-so) - dark red French grape, sometimes spelled "Cinsault." Most common in Languedoc, also a parent (with Pinot Noir) in the South African grape crossing called "Pinotage."
(aka Cinsault). Semi-classic grape widely grown in southern France and also in the Lebanon. Used as component in some Cotes du Rhone red wine blends. Transplanted to South Africa, where it was erroneously thought to be a Rhone Hermitage grape, and now a widely grown varietal making a popular red wine in that country, it is also often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. It has also been used to create the hybrid grape species known as Pinotage.