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Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

The home of Cabernet Sauvignon both actually and spiritually is Bordeaux where it forms the backbone of the wines of the Médoc. In the late 1990s, Cab Sauv was found to be the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, a crossing that took place somewhere in Bordeaux, most likely without the interference of man. Cabernet Sauvignon is also closely related to Merlot. This variety is grown around the world and has itself been used to breed a slew of new varieties. It is responsible for producing among the finest wines of France, Italy, Spain and elsewhere.

Signature Style

Signature Style

Deeply coloured wines of bold structure and a signature aroma of blackcurrant. Wines are capable of long ageing. 

Famous Examples

Famous Examples

Most of the clarets of the Left Bank

Principle Regions

Principle Regions

Bordeaux; Bolgheri in Tuscany.

Synonyms

Synonyms

Bidure; Bouchet; Marchoupet; Navarre

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