Wine History

Cabernet Sauvignon — Viticulture

Three Wishes' Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon — Viticulture Cabernet Sauvignon is capable of growing under various climate conditions; however, its potential as a varietal wine or blend ingredient is significantly affected by the warmth of the climate. It is one of the last important grape varieties to sprout and mature, and its growth period usually begins one or two …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – Descendence

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Cabernet Sauvignon – Descendence Although it does not have as many mutations as Pinot Noir, because it has not been widely used for the production of descendants, Cabernet Sauvignon has been related to other grape varieties. In 1961, a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache produced the French wine grape Marselan. Cygne Blanc is a …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – History and origins

1996 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon – History and origins For a long time there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the roots of Cabernet Sauvignon, which has given rise to various rumors and assumptions. One possibility is that the term “sauvignon” comes from the French word “sauvage”, which means “wild”, and could be related to a wild …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – General Background

Closeup of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in a wooden basket

Cabernet Sauvignon – General Background Cabernet Sauvignon is a globally recognized red grape that thrives in diverse wine regions, from the Okanagan Valley to the Bekaa Valley. The grape gained popularity for its use in Bordeaux wine, where it is often mixed with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Since then, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to other …

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Chardonnay – France – Burgundy

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Chardonnay – France – Burgundy France Chardonnay, a white grape variety, is widely cultivated in France and is second in popularity after Ugni Blanc, but before Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. In Chablis and Burgundy, chardonnay is the most important grape variety. Chardonnay is often mixed with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in the Champagne region, …

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