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King of wines and so-called "noble grape" is famous as one of the main varieties used to create themagnificent red
Notwithstanding that recorded as present in the Bordeaux region since at least the 17th century, parental provenance has always been unsure.
The grape is also the main ingredient in blends for many of the most famous red wines in the world.
The vine is fairly cold-hardy, although it acclimates slowly and sometimes can be injured by cold winter freezes.
In Bordeaux as a part of the Old World, Cabernet Sauvignon produces aromas of blackcurrant, violets, cedar
and spice. Warm climate gives a hand for better result. Each region and winemaking technique can bring its own
aroma to Cabernet Sauvignon, but it will always be unmistakingly recognized at first taste by wine lovers.
Above mentioned aromas can also be found in the New World, but are more often dominated by chocolate, ripe berries, oak, pepper and earth. Hardly to believable but it is truth in Australia, there is often a strong smell of eucalyptus.
Cabernet Sauvignons and blends where the variety predominates are some of the most prized wines produced in California. For traditional California table wine volume sold to the U.S., Cabernet Sauvignon represented 16 percent of the wine volume sold in 2008, according to Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates.
It has spread in New Zealand, Chile and in Italy during last decades.
The aging potential can be upwards of 10-20 years, though 5 to 9 years is more usual. While high tannin provides strong structure and ageability, many vintners choose to blend it with low-tannin, fleshy-tasting grapes, such as Syrah in Australia.
Cabernet Sauvignons are dry, full flavored and made to be long lived for many labels. We find in it without exception: berry, currant and cassis or herbaceous, bell pepper and toasty oak aromas and flavors (like minty, tobacco cedar chocolate).
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