Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best-known and most widespread red grape varieties in the world. It is the main grape variety in many important wine regions and is known for its strength, body, structure and longevity. Cabernet Sauvignon wine often has notes of blackcurrant, black peppercorns and cedar.

Wine Style

Tonton Rouge 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
30,00 €
40,00 €/L

Where does Cabernet Sauvignon come from?

Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Bordeaux, France, where it has been cultivated since the 17th century. It originated from a natural cross between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated in almost all wine-growing regions of the world, particularly in France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina, California and Australia.

Where is Cabernet Sauvignon grown?

In France, Cabernet Sauvignon is mainly found in the Bordeaux region, where it forms the basis for many famous wines such as Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild. In Italy, the grape variety is particularly widespread in the Tuscany region, especially in the Bolgheri area. In Spain, it is mainly found in the Rioja region. In South America, Chile and Argentina are the best-known regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. In North America and Australia, Cabernet Sauvignon has established itself in California and in South Australia, particularly in the Coonawarra region.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a demanding grape variety that requires special conditions such as warm and sunny climates and good drainage of the soil. It thrives best on calcareous soils and is very resistant to drought and heat. However, it also requires regular care and cultivation to achieve optimal yields and quality.

On which soils and in which climate does Cabernet Sauvignon grow particularly well?

Cabernet Sauvignon thrives best on calcareous and well-drained soils, such as gravel, loam and sand. It prefers warm and sunny climates, with sufficient rain during the growing season and dry conditions during ripening. However, it can also be grown in cooler regions as long as temperatures do not drop too low and there is enough sunlight. Some of the best regions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon are the Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Coonawarra regions.

What does Cabernet Sauvignon taste like?

Cabernet Sauvignon has a complex and full-bodied aroma with notes of blackcurrants, plums, black peppercorns, cedar and tobacco. The taste is often powerful, with a pronounced tannin structure and spicy notes. Aromas of cassis, chocolate and smoke are also often present. The wine usually has a high alcohol content and high acidity, which gives it its longevity.

What dishes does Cabernet Sauvignon go well with?

Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful and structured wine that goes best with robust and spicy dishes such as beef, lamb, game and cheese. It also pairs well with hearty stews and ragouts. Its tannins and acidity also make it ideal for accompanying chocolate and cheese platters. It is a popular choice for wine connoisseurs and foodies and its longevity makes it an ideal choice for special occasions and special dishes.

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