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Cabernet Sauvignon speaks to explain cabernet sauvignon and what is cabarnet sauvignon.
This wine is one of the world’s most popular and recognized of the red wine grape and is grown in nearly all of the wine producing countries. It is grown and wine produced from as cool a climate as that found in Canada to as warm a climate as that found in Lebanon.
It was first received international recognition through its affiliation with Boreaux wines as it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. During the 1900s it was the most popular grape until Merlot took over.
The grape is a relatively new variety as a result of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and sauvignon Blanc during the 17th century. It is a hardy grape having a thick skin and being resistant to rot and frost.
As a point of interest the grapes true origin was discovered in the late 1990s using DNA testing.
While the grape can grow in a variety of climates, its suitability as a varietal wine or as a blend component is strongly influenced by the warmth of the climate. The vine is one of the last major grape varieties to bud and ripen (typically 1-2 weeks after Merlot and Cabernet franc and the climate of the growing season affects how early the grapes will be harvested.
In general, it has good resistance to most grape diseases, powdery mildew being the most noted exception. It is, however, susceptible to the vine diseases. The wine is aged in large oak barrels therefore less of the wine comes in contact with the wine which results in only a slight oak taste.
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