||Black berry variety of North African origin, similar to Grenache, spread for centuries in Languedoc (southern France) and Corsica, where it prevails. It is resistant to drought and is very productive. In the 1950s, Algeria, which was constitutionally part of France, was a major producer and the wine that was obtained was used to cut the French one, especially in Burgundy. Even today Cinsaut is very important in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria. Italy is probably present in the area of Brindisi (Apulia) with the name of Ottavianello.