Cabernet Sauvignon has long been known as one of, if not the most, popular red wine varietal today. Most likely one that has been sipped across most palettes on its own or in a beautiful blend.
Why is it Popular?
This grape comes by its accolades for two reasons, that in theory oppose one another. It’s very adaptable. Yet, it also stays true to itself.
Cabernet Sauvignon as a grape vine, thrives in many different soil types and climates. You can find it growing well in almost every wine region in the world. While it adjusts to its environment however, its basic character remains constant.
A Winemaker’s Favourite
As a crop, it produces a dense leaf canopy and relatively high grape yields. This offers the winemakers the opportunity to find the right balance between quantity and quality. Working together, our Viticulturist, Bruno Friesen, our Winemakers, Martin Janz and Tim Charisse, and our winemaking team bring out the best the vines have to offer.
In Barrels and Tanks
This classic red offers new opportunities with each vintage. In the barrels and tanks is where the art of winemaking meets the science. As the conditions change from season to season, so do the nuances and chemistry in the wine. Working closely with our wine making team is our Laboratory Technologist, Angela Mulcaster.
“I love the chemistry of it all,” states Angela. “It’s not just juice or alcohol. Seeing things on the molecular level, you see things happening. You realize that wine is alive.”
In the Glass
That distinctive nose and flavour of Cabernet Sauvignon is undeniable. Here that commitment to its character comes through via notes of Capsicum (Green Pepper), Black Cherry, Black Currant, Cedar and Baking Spices.
Its adaptability shows itself in more subtle aromas picked up in the terroir (the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced). In the Lake Erie North Shore (LENS) Appellation and the South Islands Sub-Appellation, where you’ll find Pelee Island, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to reflect an effect of our soil.
Our unique Toledo clay soil with limestone leads to rapid drainage. This makes the grapes work a little harder for their water and in turn, makes their classic flavours even more pronounced.
At the Table
“Cabernet Sauvignon is not just for pairing with meaty dishes'” shares Glenn, Retail Associate at our Kingsville Winery. “While it’s perfect for rich, garlicy and grilled meats, it also pairs beautifully with marinated grilled vegetables and fatty fish, such as salmon.”
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