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What is different about cabernet sauvignon?

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular wine worldwide. It is considered a technical grape, which is why it is not used for food, but only for wine-making. Since then, every self-respecting brand has had it on sale;
The grapes themselves are small with a thick skin. This allows for incredible results with proper aging. Vino cabernet sauvignon has a rich and vibrant flavor that unfolds even more over several years.

Despite this popularity, the grape variety is relatively new. It is a combination of two other species:
  • Sauvignon Blanc;
  • Cabernet Franc.
Hence the name. This grape originated somewhere in the 17th century. At that time, there was a dramatic climate change on the territory of Europe. Many varieties could not withstand the severe cold and died. But cabernet sauvignon is a stable species, which was able to grow even in such conditions. This is why it was once called the "harsh vine".
It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that cabernet sauvignon really became popular. At that time there was an epidemic of phylloxera, which was destroying vineyards. When the owners restored them, they preferred more resistant and stable varieties.

In the cool Atlantic climate where Bordeaux is located,  grapes do not have time to fully ripen, acquiring some herbaceous flavors and aromas:
  • Hard tannins;
  • Bell peppers;
  • Roughness;
  • Grassiness;
  • And others.
This added character and elegance to the product. This variety has long been associated with a persistent red color, clear structure and pronounced acidity. There is richness and strength in flavor. It is a wine to remember for a long time. It is loved slowly at theatrical productions and operas because it blends well with the surroundings.

Cabernet sauvignon is grown on warm, gravelly soils. Such soil is able to collect and accumulate solar heat during the day. It transmits it to the bunches of grapes during the night, ensuring proper ripening and a rich taste in the future wine. This helps the growth and ripening processes to go more evenly. The variety itself is considered late ripening, so it is not harvested all fall. It should be long and moderately warm. Then the gravelly soils will do the trick.
Cabernet Sauvignon, with prices ranging from low to premium, grows mainly in temperate latitudes. The grape's frost-resistance allows it to survive even in these conditions. It is produced on the left bank of the Gironde and in Graves;

There is a reason cabernet sauvignon red wine is so popular. Its resistance to frost and disease allows it to be grown even in the harshest conditions. It is grown even in cold Canada. The vineyards are located in the cool Okanagan Valley and consistently deliver excellent wine. You can also find vineyards in the dry Bekaa that grow this particular variety. This is located  in Lebanon,  and the local wines are also famous for their unusual flavor.
But still, the most popular places of wine production remain unchanged. Here are the top cabernet sauvignon producing countries:
  1. France;
  2. Chili;
  3. U.S.A;
  4. Australia;
  5. Spain.
Distilleries in Eastern Europe also have their own varieties of cabernet sauvignon. Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria all produce this wine;
It is not only its versatility that has earned it its fame. Its full-bodied, yet moderate flavor has appealed to many people around the world. This is evidenced by the high sales statistics and the number of new red wine brands made from this grape.

Because of the large number of options, it is difficult to choose which country it is best to take a drink from. The most popular and traditional option is French wine. But we also advise to pay attention to other regions of production:
  • USA. It produces wines with a strong flavor and great aging potential;
  • Australia and South Africa. The drinks are characterized by a bright aroma and taste of fruit;
  • Italy. Considered traditional and close to the French version;
  • South America. Inexpensive, but high quality and full-bodied wines with fruity nuances.

The steady growth of grapes and wine production is threatened by some natural disasters and events. Now there is a gradual change in the climate, it is getting hotter. And these grapes need a long ripening time at moderate temperatures;
Cool European vineyards continue to make traditional wine. But hot regions like California can't achieve the same results. Cabernet sauvignon there becomes fuller and heavier, gaining a strength of up to 15%. This is not something many consumers like very much. They are looking for lighter fruit or table wines, which are easy and tasty to drink. A full-bodied and bright taste discourages the average consumer.
But old aged drinks are still available to everyone. You can buy them in any wine store. Back then, climate change was not as serious, so you can enjoy a traditional cabernet sauvignon. Also, if you are interested in the original taste of the brand, you should consider buying drinks from colder regions. There you can achieve classic aromas and flavors;