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Anne Gros' curious Cinsault
20 Aug 2010 by Jancis Robinson
Following on from Anne Gros in the Minervois , here she is in one of her many vineyards round the hamlet of Les Cazelles in the far north-east of the Minervois appellation that is devoted to the strangely upright bushvines that are her Cinsault vines. In 2008 they tried vinifying the produce of these vines in new oak (a world first?) and reported that yes, the wine was marked by wood but no more than a young Pinot would have been. They continue to use the Cinsault to make serious red wine as an ingredient in one of their four bottlings and she is rather dismissive of the local habit of consigning it to rosé production. 'Round...

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