Hail The ‘Cab’ With These Seven Sublime Reds
There’s never been a day in modern times when Cabernet Sauvignon has needed hard selling. There are too many good reasons to drink this intensely garnet coloured red wine and not all of them need to echoed on a single day i.e International Cabernet Day that celebrates the expressive red wine with numerous tasting events and social media campaigns. So as the world uncorks and delights in the immensely popular red, we’re trotting out six of our finest ‘Cab’ styles to discover and enjoy. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most planted and loved red wines. A French noble grape by origin and native to Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon started its vinous odyssey right at the top, being the dominant varietal in the legendary Bordeaux blend, especially the region’s Left Bank where even today, the grape is key to making some of the world’s most expensive and age worthy ferments. But when a grape achieves greatness too soon, it’s compelled to raise the stakes and Cabernet Sauvignon did more than that, virtually creating an empire of vast vineyards carpeting the old and new world alike. In neighbouring Italy, the Cab was part of the historic Super Tuscan revolution while in the new world, the late ripening fruit literally help build the wine industries of South Africa and Chile with wonderfully expressive wines. Cabernet Sauvignon also evolved a number of different and interesting styles, ranging from complex and structured to hearty fruit forward reds with herbaceous tones. Cabernet Sauvignon has a great many vintages to it’s credit and there’s so much more to this remarkable grape’s story that needs telling. For now though, for this International Cabernet Day, let’s uncork and relish that most deeply flavoured and tannic red wine that the world loves to vinify and drink. Savour our finest Cabs including vintage Bordeaux, sumptuous South African and full bodied Indian to taste and toast to. Hail your favourite Cab today. Cheers!