WINE LEGEND: Insignia 2002

The summer months of 2002 were consistently warm and promoted remarkably strong colour and flavour vine development in Napa Valley. It helped healthy vineyards withstand the September heat wave and ripen to full maturity. The 2002 Insignia is one of the stars born that year. This is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, […]

WINE TRAVEL: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, USA

Napa Valley is a renowned Californian wine-producing region north of San Francisco, USA. It’s the most famous and prestigious wine region of the New World with hundreds of vineyards. Its wineries range from small, family-run estates to landmarks. Climate, geology and topography are three essential components in what makes Napa Valley a first-rate viticultural area. […]

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 […]