Cabernet Sauvignon is KING when it comes to the world of winemaking grapes for wine production around the world. It shares the top position with Chardonnay which is a green-skinned grape species.
Cultivated in almost every wine-producing region of the world, Cabernet Sauvignon requires a long growing season, preferably on the hotter side during the day, with chilly nights, to be ripened properly. The major shortcoming of this particular grape is – it yields very low.
The berries have very tough skin which guards them against different diseases and wastage and provides it power to put up with the autumn rains. Due to these particular properties and excellent aroma, Cabernet Sauvignon has become worldwide popular.
Regions to Grow Cabernet Sauvignon
The best growing places for growing are semi-arid regions, with a lengthy-growing season and moderately warm climate. The best producing areas are Sonoma Country’s Alexander Valley, Napa Valley, and the Paso Robles area of the Central Coast.
Like any other imperial wine grape category, Cabernet Sauvignon is also of the Vitis vinifera species. According to genetic science, it is the resultant effect of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
This particular grape is used in every Bordeaux wine. Countless red blends are compiled with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, such as Red Bordeaux which is considered as world’s greatest red wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon acquired the top place in America’s popular red wines chart in the early-60s. It snatched the first place from “burgundy” and till now it is the “numero uno” on American wine lovers’ lists.
Aromas and Flavors
Cabernet Sauvignon deals with a wide range of aromas and flavors. This aims to the floral aspect when it does not totally rip with capsicum, but when it rips – it biases to the flavour of blackcurrant. Because of the thick skin, it results in higher tannin wine. This gives the wine structure and age-ability.
In California and Chilean cabernet, the flavors of mint or eucalyptus are found. It has a nice aroma. The old wines, it was characterised by black currant, violets and spice smells. In the new world wines, the flavors of chocolate, ripe jammy berries, and oak are also found in addition to the old days’ flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon tastes lively in the mouth and is full of richness, but it is a little bit acidic.
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