Our Cinsaut is outrageously drinkable, with notes of floral, cranberry, pomegranate, red currant, and baking spices. Despite its light cherry hue and friendly nose, the blend is dry with incredible complexity. Hints of leather and black pepper reveal an earthy, balanced acidity that lines an incredibly smooth finish.
The Cinsaut grapes originate from Black Bear Orchards in Palisade, CO, where ample sunshine ripens this Southern French grape to perfection. We blend in small amounts of other Rhône varietals to add backbone.
We love to pair our Cinsaut with turkey, prosciutto, duck, pork… any of the richer birds and lighter red meats. Its luscious palate of fruit and spice make it the ideal mate for Bolognese, pizza, bruschetta, and any and all hors d’oeuvres.
Cinsaut Trivia: The traditional spelling of this varietal is CINSAULT, but for some reason, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, who approves all labeling of wine in the US, rejected that spelling and mandated the CINSAUT spelling. Many wine geeks will tell you the second is wrong, but a quick search on Wikipedia shows both spellings as interchangeable.
It's also notoriously hard to pronounce, so if you're curious: SAN-so.