Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon - French grape variety
Cabernet Sauvignon (red)

One of the three most widely seen varieties both in France and across the world. Its French home is the fine wine lands of the Medoc and Graves in Bordeaux , where it is generally blended with other varieties such as Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon is very reliable for ageing, more often improving into a truly great wine than any other single varietal. With age, it’s distinctive blackcurrant aroma can develop bouquet nuances of cedar, violets, leather, or cigar box and its typically tannic edge may soften and smooth considerably. It is also grown across the south of the country in the Languedoc producing single varietal wines or again blended. The variety is renowned for it structure, longevity (if of sufficient quality) and for its ability to demonstrate “terroir” characteristics. It has a particular affinity with oak and offers flavours of blackcurrants.

Cabernet Sauvignon the noble red grape producing rich, blackcurrant-loaded red wines – other keywords include capsicum, cedar, vanilla and coffee!

CABERNET SAUVIGNON offers a wide range of aromas and flavours. It tends
towards herbaceousness when not fully ripe with capsicum and grassy undertones, but
as it ripens it develops flavours of blackcurrant. It goes well with oak which lends secondary characters with a range of vanilla, cedar, sandalwood,tobacco, coffee, musk and spicy notes.
Best with roast red meats, mature hard cheeses
Cabernet Sauvignon: grown in Bordeaux , Loire , Languedoc -Rousillon, Bergerac, Buzet, Marmandais, Frontonnais, Gaillac, Madiran and Vins de Pays.

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