The Cabernet Sauvignon, originated in Bordeaux is a natural crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It is the most popular red wine variety in the world. As an important part of the great Bordeaux red wines, it captured the wine world. Winemakers from all the countries took the Bordeaux, respectively the wines of the Médoc as a stylistic model and planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, it is the most planted grape variety worldwide, with approximately 290,000 hectares of land.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most characteristic wines in the world. Typical is its inimitable cassis aroma, often also green peppers (berries not perfectly mature) and liquorice in the fragrance, in the mature state also cedar wood. Due to its distinctive tannin, Cabernet Sauvignon produces very long-lived and structured red wines. In Bordeaux, it is almost exclusively used as a component of cuvées, mostly with the Merlot vine, in America and Australia it is frequently also marketed as a single variety. In Italy, there are also remarkable quantities, in Tuscany it is popular as a component of many "Supertuscans". Northern Italian wines, often referred to simply as "Cabernet", often also contain Cabernet Franc. Even in cooler cultivation zones its popularity grows. Even in Germany about 280 hectares are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon.
These wines contain Cabernet Sauvignon: