Variety of red wine originating in the area of Bordeaux (France) and whose origin is the crossing of the Cabernet Franc with the Sauvignon Blanc.
Traditional Bordeaux variety, considered as a “premium” variety of the highest quality.
It is one of the best known varieties in the world.
Cabernet Sauvignon is also known by other names such as: Vidure, Bidure, Bordeaux,
Its young wines have intense currant aromas, green pepper and sometimes also reminiscent of mint and freshly harvested olives, as well as its aroma redounds to the smell of scrubland or aromatic herbs.
– It produces wines with a very interesting tannic structure and stable color if it reaches full maturity.
– Very suitable for aging. It has a very thick skin from which many sweet tannins are extracted, which allows its long aging.
– If the wood is soft, it gives wines with a very pleasant texture and fineness, with aromas of chocolates, tobacco and partly with a pencil lead, but retaining its characteristic currant and sometimes pepper aroma.
– Monovarietal wine may lack softness and roundness, which is why it is widely used with coupages with other varieties such as merlot or syrah.