Cabernet Sauvignon - South Africa - New Zealand
After the end of apartheid, the South African wine industry has strived to regain its global position, leading many regions to focus on promoting their Cabernet Sauvignon wines. As a result, Cabernet Sauvignon has become the most widely planted red grape variety in South Africa.
Cabernet Sauvignon production in New Zealand has faced difficulties due to the country’s climate. Most of the industry has concentrated on the North Island, with the Hawkes Bay region being the first to make a significant attempt at producing Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the cool climate of the region, combined with high yields and fertile alluvial soils, results in wines that still have strong green and vegetal flavors.