La CinsO

That’s the free expression of a Languedoc main and forgotten grape variety, planted on sandstones and marls. Our 50 years old Cinsault talks about finesse, roundness and charm. It knows how to match discreetly with fishes and white meats as well as roasted red meats.

A delicate wine.

Technical characteristics :

  • Soils : Sandstones and marls
  • Surface area : 1 ha
  • Vines : 50 years old
  • Harvest : by hand
  • Varietals : Cinsault
  • Vinification : Burgundian
  • Aging : Stainless steel tanks

Petits échos du millésime 2016 : par « The Fine Wine Review »

“Bright, young, vibrant red wine. Reminiscent of a high quality red wine from the beaujolais regoin. Has cherry-like flavor mixed with a robust Gamay-like wine. Wondefull and ready to enjoy now.”

Petits échos du millésime 2017 : par “The Wine Advocate”

“Marked by subtle spice and earth shadings, plus a dash of cracked pepper, the 2017 IGP Cotes du Brian La Cinso is 100% Cinsault. It’s ripe and dark-fruited, full-bodied and supple, with perhaps a hint of warmth on the finish.”

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Petits échos du millésime 2018 : par « Matthew Jukes »

« If you are a Burgundy fiend then the names Gros and also Tollot will ring alarm bells.  Anne Gros and Tollot-Beaut are two of the most respected wineries in the region so it is, perhaps, rather baffling that these names are making wine down in the Minervois region of the Languedoc.  I have long been a fan of these quirky, robust wines and yet I have not seen La CinsO before and Rebecca insisted that I tasted it and, boy, was she right!  Coming from a single hectare block of 50-year-old Cinsault, which is planted on sandstone and marl, this terrific red wine has all of the swagger and savagery of a truly muscular Minervois red but this wild exuberance has been polished by two people who venerate the majestic Pinot Noir variety, so you can imagine the velvety texture and otherworldly gloss of this sensational creation.  It is a magnificently upholstered Minervois wild man and it is stunning and drinking right now.  It also comes from ‘Brian’s Hillside’ so forget the fact that it tastes incredible for a moment and if you know anyone called Brian, then this is a must, too! »

Petits échos du millésime 2018 : par « Andreas Larsson »

Côtes du Brian
“Medium to deep ruby red colour with a flash of youthful purple. Youthful and floral nose offering rose petal, raspberry, plum and pain d´épices notes. Nice palate, good substance and ripeness with a rounded texture, polished tannin and attractive red fruit backed up by a good notion of freshness. Polished and long finish, nice drinkability in a Burgundian style.”
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