Where is Cabernet Sauvignon produced?
Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes and is incredibly versatile. It is grown across the world in a variety of different climates. There are subtle differences in the flavour profile of Cabernet Sauvignon across different growing regions. Some of the most famous regions for producing great Cabernet Sauvignon are Bordeaux in France and the Napa Valley in California, USA. But countries like Chile, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand and Australia also produce some amazing wines.
What is the best temperature for serving Cabernet Sauvignon?
The ideal serving temperature for Cabernet Sauvignon is around 16°C. So, if you’ve been storing your wine in a cellar or cooler (the ideal storage temperature for Cabernet Sauvignon is 11°C) you might need to leave it out at room temperature for an hour or two. If you’ve been storing your wine at room temperature (typically 18-20°C), it might need 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge before serving.
What is a Bordeaux Blend?
A Bordeaux Blend is a blended red wine, which usually has Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot as the dominant grape variety, alongside other grapes native to Bordeaux such as Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. It’s typical to find a Bordeaux wine categorised as either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, depending on which is the dominant grape variety.