Cabernet: origin of the wine, the grape Sauvignon and Merlot
Area of origin wine cabernet, features types of grapes, winemaking techniques to get the best aromatic wines with intense color.
Origins wine Cabernet
Cabernet is a special type of grape that had its origins in France in the Gironde, Aquitaine region that takes its name from the estuary where the rivers Dordogne and Garonne downstream from Bordeaux.
This department was founded after the French Revolution and its main cities are Bordeaux, which is the capital, Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Médoc, Libourne, Arcachon and Andernos-les-Bains.
The vine Cabernet franc has a medium sized leaf shaped pantalobata with cluster medium and pyramid. As environmental characteristics requires preferably cold continental climates. Fairly widespread in France as well as in northern Italy and expanding worldwide limited geographical areas, on lands belonging to California, Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.
The grape is often blended with Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon, another type of grape originally from Bordeaux, characterized by leaves and clusters of average size smaller pyramid-shaped, well known for the quality and long-lasting.
Some winemakers prefer unite Cabernet Franc grapes merlot, for better flexibility to adapt to different climatic conditions, using special techniques of winemaking, to obtaining wines of intense color and, with the addition of aromatic substances, from perfume more pleasant, preparing them to overcome, with excellent results, even very long periods of aging in the cellars.