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Today the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most recognized in the world and is harvested in virtually all countries with a high production of wine and in any weather. Beyond the success and popularity of red wine Cabernet Sauvignon, the origins of this grape variety were recently discovered. Now let's see some of the history of Cabernet Sauvignon and its main features.
The origins of the grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Just 16 years ago, a pair of researchers at a California university traced the origins of the Cabernet Sauvignon that had never been defined since this variety is known, so that throughout history it was called by different names.
This research then discovered that the grape was the result of mixing two native varieties from France: Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc. It is assumed that this mixture came around the seventeenth century when the practice of cultivating different varieties of grapes in a vineyard and then harvest them and make wine from all of them together was common, especially in the wine region of Bordeaux.
Currently, the Cabernet Sauvignon is the second most cultivated worldwide with France (especially Bordeaux) firstly, but also cultivated in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and basically in all wine-producing countries.
Characteristics of the grape and wine
It is a grape that grows easily in any weather and, although not as prolific as other, Merlot, for example, has a high yield. Anyway, you have a better performance in hot climates because the cold tends to be difficult fully ripe.
As for the taste, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine with a fruity leave, mainly black currant and blackberry, full bodied, strong tannin structure, with a clear acidity and alcohol levels moderate to high. The color is deep, generally opaque, with a bluish or purple.
In the cellar, the Cabernet Sauvignon can be aged in oak and is very good with both American and French oak; It can also be combined with other varieties to produce a wine of court, often with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, although depending on where it can also be with Syrah.