Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
Information on cabernet sauvignon wine
Many people consider a bottle of good cabernet sauvignon wine as the king
of red wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a french wine variety from the Medoc
region but has been successfully grown all around the world.
The grape likes a soild made up of gravels and limestone to grow well and
wherever these two are found together, vinyards try their hands at planting
Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium bodied red wine which is not overly sharp
or bitter. Most people think of Cabernet Sauvignon as a good all rounder that
will rarely be disliked. To put it another way, "Cabernet Sauvignon
tastes like what you expect red wine to taste like".
To change the flavour it is sometimes aged in wooden casks made of oak before
bottling. The oak releases some of its own flavors into the wine, adding a
depth and warmth to the Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you were asked to describe the flavour of cabernet sauvignon you might
say it reminds you of cherries, ginger, herbs and berries with a slight aftertaste
of a good cup of tea.
Because Cabernet Sauvignon has such a good base flavour it is often blended
with other wines to produce wonderful new tastes.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape in the french Bordeaux region.
Which Cabernet Sauvignon to buy?
Try a few bottles of French medoc (the French rarely list the grape variety
on the bottle, but most Medocs are either Cabernet Sauvignons or Merlots)
and then try some Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. We really like what they are
doing in Chile with this grape variety. The price doesn't seem to be a good
indicator of quality. Its all good when it comes to Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.
South Africa produces a robust Cabernet which is not to everyone's taste
and Australian Cabernet Sauvignon rarely reaches the high standards of Australian
Chardonnays. New Zealand produces some excellent Cabernet Sauvignon in small
quantities and quite a lot of fairly bland stuff. Stick with France and Chile
when 'discovering' Cabernet Sauvignon for yourself.