Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties.

The first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Greece were planted in the 1960s in Metsovo. Since then, many wine producers from every region in the country use it, considering it one of their superior wines. 

The depth of colour, the particular character of its aromas and flavours, the broad palatal spectrum and its typical varietal features are but a few of the quality elements that prompted many wineries to put this variety to good use.

Cabernet Sauvignon is susceptible to most diseases and is quite sensitive to drought, thus performing better in the relatively cooler regions of the country. With regard to style, most Greek Cabernets bear a similarity to their European counterparts, particularly to some Bordeaux wines of warmer vintages, but with a more fruity palate, and more balanced acidity, without the austerity and the minerality of a typical French wine.

Most of the times, its strength exceeds 13% alcohol by volume. It has been proved that good quality Greek Cabernet wines have an ageing potential of at least a decade. The variety is often used to boost some Greek varieties –an example being Agiorgitiko– adding acidity, body, structure and the complex aromas of blackberries.

Halkidiki is the only appellation region where the use of Cabernet Sauvignon (in partnership with Cabernet Franc and Limnio) is allowed for producing PDO Slopes of Meliton (ΠΓΕ Πλαγιές Μελίτωνα) wines. It also participates in the production of many PGI wines throughout Greece.

Of course, we’d be elated to guide you through our curated selection of Greek indigenous grape varieties in person. After all,  Cinque Wine & Deli is all about creating connections over a glass of good Greek wine, discussing the sensory extravaganza over rows of glasses ready for wine flights and answering your questions with our expertise and experience!

Visit us today and let us whisk you away on a gastronomic adventure through the treasures of Greece. Cheers to good food, good company, and unforgettable memories! Yamas!

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