2021 Cinsaut

Cinsaut exudes charm at every stage of the winegrowing process. In the vineyard its prized by workers as a tasty snack on a hot day in the field, then, during the alchemy of fermentation, its tanks suffuse the winery with a bake-shop, cherry-pie headiness. Finally, in your bottle its a low-ish alcohol, exuberantly medium-bodied vin de soif that brings delight and camaraderie to drinkers on all sides of the vino-political spectrum no matter what their typical flavor. These days, we ferment and age it in the simplest ways possible to lets its inherent virtues shine through: a 100% whole-cluster fermentation is pressed off after a short maceration to neutral oak puncheons (think barrels, but twice as big), and bottled -- often without filtration -- sometime between 12-18 months later. The 2019 shows provencal herb-accented berry fruits and delicate hints of violet on the nose, and in its youth continues to gain complexity and bouquet over a few days of being open. Redcurrant and brambly berry flavors emerge in the mouth, followed up by a clean finish that impresses with layered, smooth-grained tannin. Enjoy it with friends anytime over the next 5 years. --GH Grapes are certified organic (CCOF). Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria.

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF).
Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria

100% Cinsaut
13.4% Alcohol
TA: 5.0 g/L
pH: 3.69
Bottling date: 5/11/21
Release date: 12/15/21
Cases produced: 208

$38.00    

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