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.
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
Aromas : black currant, violet
French wines : Médoc, Graves, Margaux, Bergerac,
Red grapes : Cabernet
Franc - Carignan - Cinsault - Gamay - Grenache - Merlot - Mourvèdre - Pinot
Noir - Syrah - White