With a total cultivation area of 288,781 ha, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-grown red grape variety worldwide.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural cross between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc. The resulting red grape variety started its worldwide success from the Bordeaux region of southwest France. The historical information, however, that Cardinal Richelieu sent thousands of Sauvignon vines to Abbé Breton in 1635, is wrong and refers to the lesser known Cabernet Franc. Today, there are several new breeds such as Cabernet Carbon or Carminoir. The round berries of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small and have a bluish-black colour.
The vine requires a Mediterranean climate and a sandy and chalky soil. The resulting ruby-red wine is stored for several months in large oak barrels. It has a flavour of cedar and black currants as well as intensive aromas of dried fruit, chocolate and green pepper. The high tannin content and the fine acidity are characteristic for this wine. It is perfect with meat, game and spicy cheeses.
Serving temperature: 17 to 18 degrees C