|Also called:||Cinsault, Cinq Sao, Ottavianello (more)|
|Notable regions:||Southern France, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon|
|Notable wines:||Chateau Musar, Ostuni Ottavianello|
Cinsaut or Cinsault (pronounced "san-so") is a red wine grape, whose heat tolerance and productivity make it important in Languedoc-Roussillon and the former French colonies of Algeria and Morocco. Vitis vinifera ( Common Grape Vine) is a species of Vitis, native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. This list of wine-producing regions catalogues significant Growing regions where Vineyards are planted Château Musar is the name of a Lebanese Winery in Ghazir, Lebanon, 15 miles north of the capital Beirut. Ostuni Ottavianello is an Italian Red wine from the Province of Brindisi in Puglia, which achieved Denominazione di Origine Controllata Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice For the Tokyo University supercomputer see Gravity Pipe. GRAPE, or GRA phics P rogramming E nvironment is Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France. It is often blended with grapes such as Grenache and Carignane to add softness and bouquet. Grenache (pronounced gren-ash) (in Spanish, Garnacha, in Catalan, Garnatxa) is probably the most widely planted variety of red wine Carignan is a red Wine grape that originated in Cariñena Aragon and was later transplanted to Sardinia, elsewhere in Italy, France 
It has many synonyms, of which perhaps the most confusing is its sale as a table grape called 'Oeillade', although it is different from the "true" Oeillade which is no longer cultivated. In South Africa, it was known as "Hermitage", hence the name of its most famous cross Pinotage. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Pinotage (pinɔˈtaʒə is a red Wine Grape that is South Africa's signature variety
Cinsault appears to be an ancient variety that may have originated in the Hérault, but could equally have been brought by traders from the eastern Mediterranean.
Cinsaut is popular in Algeria for its drought resistance, and is used to make large volumes of wine.
Cinsaut is grown under a variety of names such as Black Prince, Blue Imperial, Oeillade and Ulliade
Cinsaut is the fourth most widely-planted grape variety in France, and is especially important in Languedoc-Roussillon. Languedoc-Roussillon ( Occitan: Lengadòc-Rosselhon; Catalan: Llenguadoc-Rosselló) is one of the 26 regions of France.
Known as Ottavianello, there is one tiny DOC devoted to Cinsaut - Ostuni Ottavianello, with a total production of less than 1000 cases.  However, Cinsaut has long been used in Puglian blends, and has begun to attract the attention of winemakers interested in reviving old varieties. Apulia ( Italian: Puglia) is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east the Ionian Sea 
Cinsaut is an important component in the blend of Lebanon's most famous wine, Chateau Musar. Château Musar is the name of a Lebanese Winery in Ghazir, Lebanon, 15 miles north of the capital Beirut.
As in Algeria, Cinsaut is popular in Morocco for its drought resistance.
A lot of Cinsaut is grown in South Africa under the name Hermitage, much of which is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red Wine grape varieties. It holds a special place in the country's viticulture as one of the parents of Pinotage. Pinotage (pinɔˈtaʒə is a red Wine Grape that is South Africa's signature variety
Some Cinsaut is planted in California as Black Malvoisie. California wine is Wine made in the US state of California. Nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for nearly 90
The vine can produce heavy crops, but wines are much better if yields are controlled. Cinsaut is very drought resistant but can be susceptible to disease, so appreciates a dry climate. It produces large cylindrical bunches of black grapes with fairly thick skins.
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