Wine Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pronunciation: CAB-er-nay SAW-vin-YAWN

Planted in: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, California, Mexico, Oregon, Wahington, New York, Texas, Virginia, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, South Africa

Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of the breeding of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, It's the most famous varietal in the United States, one of the two major grapes in Bordeaux Blends and the world's most recognized red grape varietal. 

This varietal has thick skin with high resistance to viticultural hazards and known to its ease of cultivation. It's the most widely-planted grape for the most of the 20th century not until Merlot surpassed in 1990. 

The wine it produces has a dark colour, high level of tannins and a nice level of acidity which makes it a wine with good ageing potential. 


Source: Wine Grapes 
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group

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