The Cabernet Sauvignon red wine grape variety has its origins in the Bordeaux region, particularly the Médoc and Graves areas. It is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world and is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot as part of the “Bordeaux blend”.
One of the secrets of its vinification lies in the long maceration on the skins, which are thick and rich in substances that help give the wine certain characteristics: the longer the must stays in contact with the skins, the more structure the wine acquires, which can best be expressed with long aging in wood.
As part of the “Alghero” DOC, the “Riserva” version is also produced, with a minimum aging period of 24 months.
Ampelography of the vine
Leaf: medium-sized, pentagonal, five-lobed with closed sinuses with overlapping edges, almost glabrous. Bunch: medium-small, cylindrical, often with an evident wing, averagely compact. Grape: medium-sized and spheroidal in shape. Skin: firm, blue-violet in color.