They are a relatively young ‘family’ as Cabernet Sauvignon has only been around since roughly the 15th century (young in wine terms).
Although this serendipitous event took place on the left bank of Bordeaux in France, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is now grown in every major wine-producing region in the world; helped by its resistance to disease and thicker skin. In fact, it is planted on every continent except Antarctica! Products from California and Australia having more potent flavours than those from native Bordeaux. It is Bordeaux where the winereaches its height; elegant, full-bodied and bold.
It is wide-ranging and can be elegant and refined or powerful and opulent. With deep berry flavours, smooth tannins and hints of spice and cedar, it is a wine that brings added dimensions to meals but can also be enjoyed with just cheese or dark chocolate.
Cabernet Sauvignon is also the primary grape in many blends eliciting deep and elegant wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tempranillo.
Estimates are that this wonderful grape is growing in over 700,000 acres of vineyards across the world!
And what we at Weavers love about Cabernet Sauvignon is the great diversity of flavours, styles and price points that one grape variety can give. And this is why our portfolio is full of Cabernet Sauvignon either as a single varietal, a blend at prices
from from £6 to over £100.