Cabernet Sauvignon - probably the most famous grape variety in the world
Cabernet Sauvignon was documented in France as far back as 1635. Approx. 250,000 ha of this grape are grown worldwide. In Germany, total plantings amount to 483 ha (2022), approx. half of which are in the Pfalz (245 ha), with a further 129 ha in Rheinhessen. It is also grown in small quantities e.g. in Baden and on the Nahe.
Cabernet Sauvignon belongs to the category of very late-ripening varieties. Its berries contain an especially large amount of pips, anthocyanins and tannins, which produce deeply-coloured wines ideally suited to ageing in barrique (225-litre) casks, as well as long-term cellaring.
Cabernet Sauvignon wines have great character and a typical flavour of blackcurrants (Cassis) and an aroma of green bell pepper. A special characteristic of the variety is that under the most diverse climate and soil conditions the aroma and taste of the wine remain so unmistakably Cabernet. When paired with food, Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect match for roast beef or lamb with dark sauces.