Cabernet Sauvignon Wine - Grape Varieties

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One of the best red wine grapes in the world, originating in Bordeaux and in particular the Médoc where the winemakers mix the grape with other varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec to great effect.

Cabernet Sauvignon along with Cabernet Franc is the main variety in red Bordeaux, Cabernet wines tend to have a deep red colour with lots of body and full fruit flavour. Plenty of tannin when young, but they are capable of maturing into wonderful wines of very high quality. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are low yielding and relatively late to harvest, they do grow very well in warmer climates and produce very good wines. After Bordeaux try Cabernets from California, South Africa, Australia and Spain.

Below is a selected list of producers from the Médoc region
Château Margaux
Château Latour
Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Montrose
Château Palmer
Château Mayne Lalande


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