Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon – the DNA analysis carried out in 1997 found that it is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc – is respected the world over. It originates from Bordelais but it is today cultivated in almost every wine-producing country on an area of around 200,000 hectares.

It is characteristic for this grape that in spite of different climate conditions and soils it retains its typical nature – but to varying degrees: it presents aromas of blackcurrant (Cassis), eucalyptus, cedar wood, paprika notes, a deep and dark colour and a concentrated taste of fruit with tannins and acids.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the later ripening red-wine grapes and requires warmth as well as good to very good locations.