GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety rich in color, tannin and acidity. Its maturation usually takes place in oak barrels in order to develop smoke, vanilla, and cedar flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect grape variety for making wines that age well thanks to its high level of tannins and acidity. To ripen, it needs a moderate or warm climate. 

The Napa Valley, in California, provides ideal conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Indeed, the combination of soils made of volcanic and marine sedimentary debris with the hot climate and bright sun contribute to producing excellent quality grapes. Oakville and Rutherford are well known for premium Cabernet Sauvignons. Wines from this region are full-bodied, with soft tannins, fresh black fruit ( blackcurrant, black cherry ) and oaky flavors of vanilla, toast and sweet coconut.

Amsterdam, June, 28 2019