Cinsaut is a double use grapevine variety (wine grape, table grape) of French origin with a significant widespread in the Mediterranean countries. Cinsaut is cultivated in southern France (50000 ha), Algeria (60000 ha), South Africa (15000 ha under the name Hermitage), Italy (3000 ha, under the name Ottavianello), USA (California 300 ha under the name Black Malvoisie) and in smaller surface areas in other wine-producing countries. In Greece, Cinsaut was imported after the invasion of phylloxera (1898). Today, it occupies a surface area of 500 ha. Its cultivation is recommended for Prefecture of Messinia and it is allowed in the viticultural areas of Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace and Dodecanese. Cinsaut is known as Senzo and Galliko (in Greece), Oillade, Cinq-saou, Boudales, Plant d’Arles and other names.