Frequency: approximately 62000 ha area cultivated worldwide.
Synonyms: Many in France “Cinq-Saou” (Languedoc), “Piquepoul d’Uzès” (Beziers), “Plant In d’Arles” (Bouches du Rhone). In South Africa you will find it refers as “Hermitage” , in California as ” Black Malvoisie”, and in Australia “Blue Imperial”.
Origin: Mediterranean area.
Maturity: 2nd period.
Sensitivity to diseases: downy mildew and powdery mildew.
Areas Cultivated: hot and dry climate.
France → Southern part: Languedoc, Provence, Hérault, Gard, Aude, Pyrénnées Orientales, Ardèche, …
Europe→ Italy, Greece, eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania).
Internationally→ Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, California, Argentina, Chile, Australia.
Types of Wines [profile]:
Types of wine: light and refreshing rosé and low tannic reds.
Facts and tips:
- “Oeillade” is the name given to the table grape of Cinsaut.
- Often blended with the Carignan, or the Grenache to make red wines
- One of the 13th grape varietals authorized in Chateau neuf du Pape.
- Crossed with the Pinot noir it makes the hybrid Pinotage in South Africa.