Cinsaut

COMMON SYNONYM: Cinsault, Black Malvoisie, Black Prince, Blue Imperial, Oeillade Ulliade, Cinq Sao, Ottavianello
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: 6-DNA analysis in 1999 (in Austria) suggests possible parent/progeny relationship with Sauvignon blanc; see reference 70 for parentage Sauvignon x Rot Traminer
USE: Raisin, Table, Wine
VIGOR: Excellent
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HARVEST TIMING: Short growing season
CLONES OFFERED: 02

Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu

OTHER INFORMATION: This grape is used in red or rosé blends to add softness and bouquet. Often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The large bunches of black Cinsaut grapes grow well in a dry climate but can be sensitive to disease.