Our 2017 Cinsaut is offered as part of our rare wines series to introduce you to wines that are not normally found as a single varietal bottling.
With ripe red fruit notes and minimal tannins, it is a prominent grape of the Rhône region and Provençal rosés. The 2017 vintage is from the Tallent Vineyards of Mason County, TX. Our single varietal bottling presents a soft light-bodied wine abundant with floral and fresh fruits. The light-bodied nature of Cinsaut demands gentle handling and moderately warm fermentation to retain its bright characteristics.
The final product is a perfumed wine full of bright red berries, pomegranates, peaches, and herbal overtones.
Aromatics: Dried cranberry, red berries, violets and tea
On the Palate: Raspberry and strawberry, med/med high acidity, light tannins finishing with mild graphite.
Enjoy now, age 3-5 years
No decanting needed
Texas Hill Country
22 months, French and American Oak barrels
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal, 2021 HLSR Int'l Wine Competition - Bronze Medal
Tallent Vineyards, Mason County, TX (100%)
Limited Production 1000 cases
Food Pairing Notes
Historically, escargot. We also recommend comfort foods, beef bourguignon, soft rind cheeses
(Oct 6, 2019 at 2:13 PM)
This dry red is light and lively with vivid flavors of fresh fruit which dance on the tongue. Absolutely perfect balance and very enjoyable by the glass or with a hearty meal!
(Aug 10, 2020 at 9:33 AM)
Finally! A Texas red that is light bodied and dry. This should do nicely with a wide variety of lighter dishes and will give me something to say when the subject of pinot noirs comes up. Well done, Becker.