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Cabernet Sauvignon: our selection

Sassicaia 2017 - Tenuta San Guido
Written by Veronica Lavenia

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A classic grape that has its origins in France (Bordeaux), Cabernet Sauvignon gives rise to some of the best-known red wines on an international level.  With an intense and full-bodied color, it gives a fruity and clean flavor, with a clear acidity with aromas ranging from blackcurrant to cedar.

This grape variety is the result of the union of two types of grapes of French origin, also: Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. With medium-late budding, it adapts well to gravelly and well-drained soils, preferably with an acid pH. Clusters and berries are small, thick-skinned and bluish in color. The shoots are hard, which makes it suitable for mechanical harvesting, protecting it from spring frosts.

Usually, unless the Cabernet Sauvignon variety is very mature, it tends to produce wines with a long-lived structure, but shorter in fruit. For this reason, traditionally, it has been blended with Merlot to give soft and fruity notes to the wine.

What makes Cabernet Sauvignon special is the ability to give identity to the wine, even when the percentage of this variety is minimal. Its limit is the production concentrated in a few wine regions of the world: Médoc, Pessac-Léognan, Penedés, Bolgheri, Sonoma, Napa Valley, some parts of the state of Washington, Coonawarra and Margaret River in Australia and Chile.

Among the proposals on the platform we suggest six reviews by Piero Pardini that see Cabernet Sauvignon as the protagonist, now as the main variety, now as a perfect mix with other grape varieties.

Le Carredon Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - LGI Wines

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, from the French company Le Carredon, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, is an expression of the French Pays d’Oc region. A good wine, with an excellent quality-price ratio.

Bordeaux Supérieur 2019 - Château Le Gardera

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Still from France, Vignobles Gonfrier winery, an interesting proposal that sees Cabernet Sauvignon with other varieties in the Bordeaux Supérieur 2019 wine – Château Le Gardera.

La Baraja 2019 - Vilano

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The 15% of Cabernet Sauvignon, mixed with native grapes such as Tinto Fino, makes the difference in La Baraja 2019 from the Spanish winery Vilano, a winery of excellence, whose proposals have been awarded with top marks by Piero Pardini.

Musso Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post

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Musso Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, from the Spanish winery Casa Rojo is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that Piero Pardini defines as “Well done and harmonious”.

Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2021 - Santa Digna - Miguel Torres

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Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2021, from the Chilean company Miguel Torres, offers all the magnificent notes of Cabernet in purity, giving a pleasure to the palate to try.

Sassicaia 2019 - Tenuta San Guido

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Tenuta San Guido, Italian and international excellence, known for one of the most prestigious wines in the world, perfectly interprets the territory of Bolgheri with its Sassicaia, a Bordeaux-style red wine. Sassicaia 2019, with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, is to be tried at least once in a lifetime.

About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD.
Writer and magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in the most popular International magazines.
Her scientific papers have been published in some of the most renowned international literary academic journals.
Writer| Translator| Communications manager at "The Wolf Post", since the birth of the platform.

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