Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Bordeaux 's flagship grape varieties. It finds its maximum expression in the Médoc and Graves-Saint-Amant areas, where the warm, sandy-gravelly soils allow it to reveal its best .
Where Cabernet Sauvignon is grown
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small and thick-skinned. This feature protects it from spring frosts and rot before harvest. It matures later than Merlot , which is often harvested before Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely grown wine grape variety in the world. In Italy it is mainly grown in Friuli Venezia Giulia , in Veneto , in particular in the Euganean Hills area and in Tuscany , in the coastal area of Bolgheri.
Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine power, structure and complexity that will reveal itself after a few years of aging. Equipped with an aromatic richness with notes of black fruits, violets and raspberries, it produces elegant wines, famous for their persistence in the mouth.
What to eat with Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon goes perfectly with aged cheeses and aromatic meats . He prefers truffles and marinades, enhancing their flavours.