Cabernet Sauvignon

Of Bordeaux origin, the Vine Cabernet Sauvignon represents Bordeaux wine, one of the most cultivated especially in the famous areas of Mèdoc and Graves-Saint-Amant, which later spread throughout the world.

As the same name suggests, the Vitigno Cabernet Sauvignon originates from the spontaneous crossing, probably occurred in the seventeenth century, of Cabernet Franc, a red berry wine and Sauvignon Blanc,  white grape wine, offering the best of both.

It’s often used in assembly with Cabernet Franc and Merlot and this blend is called bordolese cut. (Il Borgo delle Casette, Cecilia di Baone)

 

Some researchers believe that it originates from Epirus and the name derives from the Occitan dialect, Carbonet.

In the opinion of others and this would seem the most accredited hypothesis, Pliny the Elder already in his work Naturalis Historia referred to the vitis caburnica, or Bituric screw.

This name derives from the population of the Biturigi who in those years lived in the north of the Pyrenees.

The Cabernet Sauvignon Rosso wine has medium-sized, medium-small bunches and medium-sized berries with a round shape and a very resistant skin.

The color goes from blue to black with violet reflections. The bunches are rich in pruina, a substance that covers them protecting them from the ultraviolet rays of the strong sun.

The age of ripening is late, usually the harvest can begin the last week of September or around the first half of October, according to the more or less hot vintage.

The resulting wine is intense in color and rich in tannins and aromatic substances.

The aromas recall those of the forest such as blueberries, blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberries. Quality that we find in Cabernet Sauvignon everywhere grown in the world.

On the palate it envelops the mouth, being a decisive and structured wine.

The presence of a high quantity of tannins allows longer maturation periods, like our wines previously mentioned.

The passing of the years makes it even more precious and fine, giving also a balsamic and filling taste.

Longevity can vary from 3-4 years up to in some cases even exceed 30 years. For now in our historic cellar, the wine does not deny its fame and still gives us incredible sensations.

Frequently the process of vinification of Cabernet Sauvignon involves the use of barriques, we always use French wooden barrique possibly keeping them over the years, thanks to which it gives the wine a rounder flavor due to the presence of the sweet tannins of the wood.

The wines produced with the Vine Cabernet Sauvignon are rather alcoholic, in particular those with limited yields and appropriate oenological practices to give life to wines of the highest quality.

A lower alcohol content and a minor astringency characterize ordinary and lower quality wines.

 

As previously mentioned, the Cabernet Sauvignon Vine is among the international ones and widespread all over the world.

The Bordeaux region for this vine remains the home and the wines produced here are points of reference for quality, refinement and elegance.

In addition to France, we see where we find excellent Cabernet Sauvignon:

 

  • In Italy, it is particularly present in Tuscany, in the northern Maremma, between the tongue of land surrounded by the sea and the hills near Castagneto Carducci. Other areas ideal in Italy for the development of large Cabernet Sauvignon are: the Euganean Hills, in Veneto, but also something in Friuli.

 

  • Outside Europe, good areas of production are certainly California, in the Napa Valley, Chile, in the Maipo Valley and Argentina in Mendoza.

 

  • In Australia, the most famous region for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon is Coonawarra.

 

  • Excellent wines are also produced in New Zealand and South Africa.