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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Grape Variety

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Easily, one of the most recognized wine varietals in the world, the Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep history that is ingrained deep in wine mythology. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular wine varietals in the world at the moment owing to the numerous advantages that it poses. The best thing about Cabernet Sauvignon is its ability to adapt to a wide range of climates and soil types.


In terms of character, the wines produced from Cabernet Sauvignon are deep red in color and have moderate acidity. They also have moderate to good tannin structure and the wines often have notes of black currant and spices.


This wine varietal has slowly made its footsteps into the Chinese wine market as well. The Chinese government has taken up a keen interest in their wine industry and this has led to many grape varietals making their way into the country, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them.


Some of the popular Chinese wine regions are host to Cabernet Sauvignon production. It accounts for 18% of all production in the Shandong region, while the regions of Xinjiang and Hebei are also becoming popular hubs for the production of this grape varietal. The popularity of this varietal is on a significant rise because of its ability to provide a high-yield and high-quality grape harvest.