Terres Falmet, Cinsault
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Origin: Saint-Chinian, Herault, Languedoc
Blend: lightly filtered cinsault
Producer's Notes: My ‘Cinsault’ label is one of the very few red wines made entirely from a grape variety which is considered more suitable for making rosé wine.
Cinsault is one of Languedoc’s ancient grape varieties, on the verge of extinction and which, wrongly, has been much maligned. When grown in a quality vineyard site and deftly crafted in the winery, it produces very compelling, refined red wines.
In the glass: The wine displays a lovely red colour and a fruity nose. The palate is compelling, supple and full-flavoured. This is a crisp, fresh, silky wine, underscored by very fine tannins.
Cellaring potential: over 10 years