…let it begin first and the rest of the great winegrapes of the earth will follow!
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety which is cultivated in every country with significant wine production. It’s easy to grow and during the vinification gives pleasure to the winemaker and something for all the oenophiles who love the taste of tannin, to covet! The wines of that variety can become whatever the winemaker wants, from simple and fresh to the absolute aristocracy of the deep obsolescence. Cabernet Sauvignon is created all over the world, offering the oenophiles varietal wines of “superb class”, although, In some cases, takes place in mixes with other varieties, mostly Merlot. The grapes of this variety are small, with thick skin and lots of tannins, color and acids. These intense characteristics, sometimes “forgive” the mistakes in the vinification. In contrast with other varieties, which will reveal even the slightest flaw in the glass.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s relationship with oak is more harmonic, and sometimes essential, because it’s hard for me to imagine an excellent wine of this variety, not coming from a few months stay in an oak barrel. When oak meets the variety, the result is mostly excellent and becomes even more enviable and rare with the obsolescence, when the fine aromas of the variety reveal themselves in the glass, within it’s deep taste.