Meaning of Cinsault in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsansəʊ/


(also Cinsau)
  • A variety of red wine grape grown in southern France, northern Africa, and South Africa; the simple, fruity rosé or red wine made from this grape.

    Often a component in a blended wine.


1940s. From French cinsault, cinsaut (not dated in dictionaries of French; also as cinq-saou (also with capital initial(s), and as two words)), the name of a variety of grape and of the wine produced from it, probably from Occitan cinsau, further etymology unknown.