Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Wines – Wines to Try From Around The World
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely known red wine grapes. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country, across a wide spectrum of climates, both conventionally as well as organically.
This grape first became internationally known through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it was and still is often blended with Merlot. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New World, where it soon became popular. For many decades it was the world’s most widely grown premium red wine grape until it was surpassed by Merlot in the 1990s and now holds second place.
Cabernet Sauvignon can be made into many different kinds of red wines. As the style of Cabernet Sauvignon is influenced by the ripeness of the grapes at harvest, wines made with unripe grapes usually have green bell peppers and vegetal flavors. When harvested overripe the wine can taste jammy and may even have aromas of stewed black currants. Indeed, the aroma of black currants is one of the most distinctive and characteristic element of this wine that is present in virtually every style of this wine around the world.
That goes for organic Cabernet Sauvignon wines as well. Take Cabernet Sauvignon by Domaine de Bajac for example. It is a nice wine from southern France, a down-to-earth version of Cabernet Sauvignon from the countryside. Described as having typical flavors of the varietal, one can expect aromas of black currant, and perhaps also mint and even tobacco. This wine is often called unpretentious, and its round character makes it a good choice for many kinds of meals.
Pircas Negras Cabernet Sauvignon Organic on the other hand has scents of blackberry, tea and spice. On the palate one can notice – alongside black currants – aromas and flavors of allspice and earth. This Argentinian wine, which is also vegan, is a strong red wine which could well be paired with Pecorino cheese or mushroom risotto.
Organic Cabernet Sauvignon is often paired with other grapes. A good example is Cabernet-Malbec by Nuevo Mundo from Chile. It is composed of 75% Cabernet and 25% Malbec. It is a nicely balanced mix of scents of fruit and berries on the one side, spice and earth on the other. This 100% vegan wine ages in barrels where it gains some oak and vanilla flavors, as well as its tannic properties.
Whether or not you were familiar with organic Cabernet Sauvignon wines before, it’s worth to give them a try, given that you like red wine in general. Organically grown grapes are usually pure in taste, so by choosing an organic wine you can get to know the real character of these grapes.
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