Whilst not the most planted it is the classic variety associated with the Bordeaux vineyards. Its characteristics are late, optimal maturity generated by the heat through the gravelly soil of the left bank. This grape variety offers structure and firm, fine-grained tannins. It is colorful and very aromatic, with distinct black fruit, blackcurrant, licorice, and mint. Its secret: its advantageous tannins give it great aging potential.
Cabernet Sauvignon color.
Did you know that its red color, carminium in Latin, is believed to be the origin of its name? Another characteristic: this venerable Bordeaux variety is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.