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News - Thursday, 5 October 2017

About cabernet sauvignon

The origins and characteristics of this popular grape variety

Origins

This grape variety was first cultivated in the region of Bordeaux, France. It is in fact the result of crossbreeding a variety of white grapes, sauvignon blanc, and dark grapes, cabernet franc, during the 17th century.

Cabernet sauvignon has the advantage of easily adapting itself to a wide range of soils and climates, thanks to its thick skin that makes it resistant to cold temperatures and diseases. This explains why this grape variety is today one of the most cultivated varieties in the world. It can be found in many countries such as Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Italy, Spain, etc.

Characteristics

Cabernet sauvignon produces colourful wines with a distinctive freshness and expressive aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, leather and eucalyptus. Wines made with younger grapes will also generally have a green pepper perfume. On the palate, the wine is robust and reveals a good tannic structure.

Food & Wine Pairing

This is THE wine to serve with grilled meats and red meats, especially beef and game.

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