Cabernet Sauvignon: New World vs Old World
Join us this Saturday as we pay homage to the sturdy and tannic grape known as by most, Cabernet Sauvignon. A genetic combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest planted grape around the world and harvested for winemaking.
Depending on climate and soil composition, it creates a marked difference in the wine’s structure, flavour and aroma. In the Old World countries like France, the Bordeaux blend, is more floral and herbaceous in element. Dominant bouquet of graphite, tobacco, licorice, green bell peppers and violets. Taste wise lighter, more subtle with pronounced tannins and higher level of acidity.
While the New World countries like California, with a warmer climate, the grapes are able to ripen fully, more fruit-forward, with softer tannins and higher alcohol levels.
If you’re a Cabernet Sauvignon fan, join us and discover the difference in the labels on feature.