The Red King. Cabernet Sauvignon: famous, but always interesting
Red wine is often associated with Cabernet Sauvignon, isn`t it? This is the most famous variety in the world, which is called the “King of Wines”. August 30 is the International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. So what is interesting to be found under the cork? And what about something delicious – how best to create a match: Cabernet Sauvignon wine and food? A little hint – Transcarpathian cuisine will come in handy here!
Why does everyone know Cabernet Sauvignon? It’s simple: Cabernet is a grape that grows almost all over the planet, and wine is valued for its own character, expressive aroma and taste.
Tones of currants, prunes, cherries, almonds, pepper, violets and even morocco, tobacco and chocolate — the palette of Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and recognizable.
The high content of tannins, which are responsible for tartness, quite significant alcohol content and noticeable acidity – this is why Cabernet Sauvignon is considered a “male” wine, in contrast to the more delicate Merlot.
We invite you to get acquainted with the “Wine №1”!
This grape dates back to the 17th century and is a “child” of the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. It first became famous in Bordeaux and is still the main one there, in particular, it is the basis of the Bordeaux blend.
In the world, Cabernet Sauvignon is grown the most: about 300 thousand hectares on different continents.
It has a high content of antioxidants, which is why it is useful for blood vessels, and even able to remove radionuclides. In Soviet times, Cabernet from Transcarpathia was sent to astronauts and liquidators of the Chernobyl accident.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a gastronomic wine. It tastes great with fried meat, steaks, roasts, cutlets and sausages, even mushrooms and burgers and, of course, cheese. If you ordered pizza then choose it as well.
Cabernet from Chateau Chizay perfectly corresponds to the trend of attention to local products – we recommend it to the favorite dishes of Transcarpathian cuisine, such as bograch, homemade Transcarpathian sausage (piknytsia), paprikash, and local cheeses, it`s very tasty!
From Cabernet Sauvignon, like most varieties in the world, you can create a wine with a different mood: lighter and stronger, more refined and powerful…
We have created the following Cabernet Sauvignon single-variety wines for you:
Bright from the Limited Edition collection;
Elegant from the Chateau Chizay line;
Luxurious with maturing time of 9 months;
Special from the Kosher collection for connoisseurs.
Try Cabernet Sauvignon from Chateau Chizay and choose the one you like the most!
Our Nadia Semenets, the head of the Tourism Department of Chateau Chizay Company, a sommelier, chose this wine for her table. It`s her favorite red wine – confesses Nadia:
«Like many outstanding varieties, it was born in France, from its “parents” Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Saturated, noble and interesting wine. I appreciate the richness of its aroma and taste. These are floral, berry and fruit notes, special shades. By the way, according to statistics, only 2% of people are able to smell the scent of violets in wine, and I wish you to find it!
The palette of wine is multifaceted, and with aging in barriques it becomes even more intelligent, gets a more pleasant round taste. This wine has a proven benefit. Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent anti-stress agent, has a good effect on the cardiovascular system and blood, removes radionuclides.
What is Cabernet Sauvignon recommended for? It goes well with rich meat dishes included in European cuisine. But personally, I advise to keep related things together: our local wine and delicious Transcarpathian cuisine. Combine it with bograch, banosh, homemade Transcarpathian sausage (piknytsia), paprikaš and other meat delicacies: it will be harmonious. Taste our own, native, local, Ukrainian! And come to Chateau Chizay!»