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Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon


Petit Cabernet, Petit Vidure and Vidure


Produced worldwide in almost every wine growing country. Most famous area is Bordeaux.


Best in warm climates. If grown in hot conditions, the wine produced has a jammy, stewed flavour.



Often blended with Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Flavour & Character

Distinctive blackcurranty flavour with a hint of mint and cedar.


Fermented in stainless steel or oak. Fermentation temperature not critical because of robustness of grape. Matured in old or new oak.


Well rounded, high in tannin content and ages admirably.

Body, Dry/Sweet

Mellow; ranges from medium bodied to heavier, full bodied Australian examples.


King of the ''Noble'' grapes, famous for its use in Bordeaux Claret.











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