Cabernet red wine
is produced from the most common grape variety which can be found in almost all wine-growing regions of the world – Cabernet Sauvignon.
It is the most popular wine in the world for decades and the most popular in America. What is the reason for such popularity of cabernet red wine? First of all, the human laziness. Cabernet grapes are easy to grow and also to collect. The vine is resistant to winter and are not afraid of the most stable spring frosts. In addition is resistant to specific grape diseases and pests. Among the noble varieties of grape Cabernet Sauvignon is the most adaptable. The only drawback – low yields. But this shortcoming in France turned into an advantage, he became one of the tenets of the law on apelyasone.
We know Cabernet red as a dry (not sweet) wine with dark color, full body and an high alcohol content that is over 13.5% and sometimes even going over 15%. Other characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon wine include strong tannins. These strong tannins make it easier to age Cabernet Sauvignon in cellars for many decades.
Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The flavors and aromas include vanilla, currants, and even green bell pepper if made form underripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
Cabernet red wine food pairing
Do not combine with a delicate meal. Cabernet red wine rich flavor will overpower everything else on the table. Instead, pair it with heavier meals such as steak, duck, wild pheasant, buffalo, and other dishes high in protein. Avoid pairing it with certain fish, as the oil doesn’t tame the tannin adequately. If you are looking for a seafood dish, less oily fish such as tuna, swordfish, and shark do pair well, but a lighter red may be a better choice.