About Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the if not the most famous grape variety in the world. There are two main reasons why it is prevailing. The simplest of these is that its vines are extremely adaptable to different soil types and climates. The second explanation is that despite the diversity of terroirs where Cabernet Sauvignon is grown, the wines retain an inimitable "Cab" character and taste universally recognised. Its typical deep colour, medium to full body, medium acidity, and good tannin structure pairs with the black fruits, cedarwood notes and spices that the variety gives.
Cabernet Sauvignon is also loved for its ability to age for years/decades. It can be enjoyed with rich flavoured dishes and peppery recipes and is generally paired with meat. Cabernet Sauvignon performs best on the gravels soils in Bordeaux. So, if you are looking for a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant wine, look to the sub-regions of the Médoc, Graves, Côtes de Bourg and Blaye. Some would argue that the best examples of Cabernet Sauvignon wine are found in Bordeaux and California, however in the past two decades, have seen a great improvement of quality Cabernets emerging from regions such as Maipo in Chile and Coonawarra in Australia.
Cabernet Sauvignon has many common blending partners. The evident Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the fewer Petit Verdot and Carmenère, the surprise Shiraz in Australia and Tempranillo in Spain. Even the strong Tannat wines of Madiran are now generally softened with Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also often encountered in a blend with Sangiovese in Italy/Tuscany (Super Tuscans).
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