Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon - What is Cabernet Sauvignon?
Cabernet Sauvignon is a French red wine grape variety from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux. The grapevariety has a history of over 400 years. Over this long period, the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon has developed into one of the best-known and most popular grape varieties in the world. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated in many wine regions of the world. In South Africa, too, many Cabernet Sauvignon wines are produced by various wineries.
Cabernet Sauvignon - the story
Originally, the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Bordeaux in France. Today, the grape variety can be found in almost every wine-growing region in the world. Cabernet Sauvignon is also widely cultivated in South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between the red wine grape variety Cabernet Franc and the white wine grape variety Sauvignon Blanc. This makes Cabernet Sauvignon one of thelate-ripening grape varieties. The grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon has also established itself as a very good cuvée grape variety all over the world already in the early years.
Wine export from South Africa
Within South Africa, the grape has only been allowed to be exported for just under twenty years due to South Africa's former apartheid and domestic policies.
Fortunately, this is no longer the case nowadays. In the meantime, Cabernet Sauvignon wines from South Africa are known all over the world for their high quality.
How does Cabernet Sauvignon taste ?
The grapes of the grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon contain comparatively many seeds, as well as colouring agents and tannins. For this reason, the finished wine has a dark red colour. Due to these special characteristics, Cabernet Sauvignon is also perfectly suited for barrique ageing and long-term storage.
In general, Cabernet Sauvignon wines have a strong tannin structure with the typical flavour aromas of blackcurrants (cassis) and dark berries. The grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon is also an ideal accompaniment to food. Dishes with roast beef, lamb and game go particularly well.
In our Online shop we offer a very large selection of Sauvignon Blanc wines from various wineries in South Africa.
Cabernet Sauvignon - Order online in the shop
The Cabernet Sauvignon Cellar Selection from the winery Kleine Zalze or the Cabernet Sauvignon from the vineyard Tokara belong to the classics from South Africa. Also very special Cabernet Sauvignon wines like the The Chocolate Block from the winery Boekenhoutskloof delight wine lovers all over the world.
In our online shop you will find a wide selection of South African Cabernet Sauvignons from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) makes it very easy and reliable to order Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa.