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Cabernet Sauvignon

First of all a typically Bordeaux vine-variety, the Cabernet Sauvignon also grows in the Loire Valley, in Languedoc Roussillon, Provence and in the South West.

In Bordeaux region, mainly in Graves and in Médoc, where vine growers sometime calls it "Petit Cabernet", Cabernet represents over half the planted grape-varieties. In wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is traditionally associated to Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Cabernet Sauvignon small bunches give a strong in tannic wine with aromas of blackcurrant and green pepper. Therefore the wine is harsh when young but develops a very delicate bouquet in aging.

Californian vine growers have managed to produce very good wines of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety which up to now seemed to be exclusively reserved to Médoc terroirs.

Aromas : black currant, violet

French wines : Médoc, Graves, Margaux, Bergerac, etc

Red grapes : Cabernet Franc - Carignan - Cinsault - Gamay - Grenache - Merlot - Mourvèdre - Pinot Noir - Syrah - White Grapes









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