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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a widespread variety at the world level. Originally from Burdeaux, France, it is one of the most plastic varieties, along with Chardonnay, as it maintains a certain tipicity wherever it is grown and it adapts well to different climates and soils. However, it finds ideal conditions in temperate and warm areas.

Its grapes produce a wine with marked acidity and sharpness, with heavy tannic presence. With aging, it comes up tasty and full-bodied. It displays intense colors and a complex aroma of fruits, truffles, coffee, green pepper and blackcurrant. One of the characteristics of the grape is the high tannic content, which results in wines of good structure, apt for barrel aging and prolonged home aging.

In France, it is the main variety of the Bordeaux region and produces the best wines of the Medoc. In Argentina, this king of red wine varieties presents subtle but well defined characteristics, according the terroir where it is grown. In the North-west of the country, Cabernet Sauvignon gets astonishing color intensity and aromas, which remind of blackberries and green pepper. Within Cuyo this wine varietal gets fruitier, with ripe cherry hints; while in the south of the country aromas get more intense, developing mineral and earthy bouquets. Barrel and bottle aging lend a particular elegance, with tobacco, leather and spices aromas.

Wines with this grape variety

Technical data

Evolución superficie y producción de Cabernet Sauvignon en Argentina

Año Superficie (ha) Participación en la superficie total de tintas Producción (Quintales) Participación en la producción total de tintas
2000 1.061 1.5% 118.328 2.7%
2001 1.068 1.5% 161.109 2.7%
2002 1.045 1.3% 130.977 1.9%
2003 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%
2004 1.061 1.5% 118.328 2.7%
2005 1.068 1.5% 161.109 2.7%
2006 1.045 1.3% 130.977 1.9%
2007 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%
2008 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%

Fuente: INV

Evolución superficie y producción de Barbera en Argentina

Año Superficie (ha) Participación en la superficie total de tintas Producción (Quintales) Participación en la producción total de tintas
2000 1.061 1.5% 118.328 2.7%
2001 1.068 1.5% 161.109 2.7%
2002 1.045 1.3% 130.977 1.9%
2003 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%
2004 1.061 1.5% 118.328 2.7%
2005 1.068 1.5% 161.109 2.7%
2006 1.045 1.3% 130.977 1.9%
2007 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%
2008 956 1.1% 115.840 1.9%

Fuente: INV