Cinsaut (Noir)

Many South Africans view Cinsaut as a heritage grape – particularly thanks to its role in the creation of Pinotage and because it was widely planted here in the early part of the 19th century. These days it’s back on the rise, with many producers (particularly in the Swartland) seeing the value in this warm-climate-loving Rhone varietal. It’s a lighter red wine (similar in colour to Pinot Noir), with floral notes that are perfect for easy drinking. It can even be served chilled.