Cinsault, 2019, Pays d'Oc
Appellation: Pays d'Oc IGP
Region, Country: Languedoc, France
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Olivier Coste
This French Cinsault reminds us of new wave South Africa, wild with sap, resin, light pitch and spiced red fruits. There's darting florals, and an infiltration of light peppercorn, with lightly sticky tannins, reflective of the southern France environment.
Grapes are destemmed before a 3-week maceration, with temperature control and regular pump-overs to enhance the aromatic expression. Bottling takes place late winter to preserve freshness.