The cabernet sauvignon is for connoisseurs of wine and many consumers the king of red varieties. He has already conquered almost all wine producing countries of the world, while Greece is indeed a significant presence in the piece of high quality wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a red variety that gives red wine, known for its untamed nature, but also a unique opportunity with aging.
The wines made from cabernet sauvignon known for its thick, almost impenetrable purple color. The intense nose is characterized by aromas of black fruit, cedar and spice, and often there is the presence of oak flavors. In the mouth it is thick and sturdy in structure, with tight tannins, high acidity and moderate to high alcohol. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that loves the oak and the few that can “withstand” 100% aged in new oak barrels.
In Greece, cultivated in almost all wine-producing regions and has shown signs of top quality in most of these, as in Metsovo, Kavala, Drama, Halkidiki, in Atalanta, in Attica, Crete and the Peloponnese. Besides single variety wines, cabernet sauvignon found in blends with French varieties such as merlot and cabernet Fran, and very successful efforts of Greek varieties, like the Cretan Kotsifali.
The cabernet sauvignon is the variety of wine lovers who like the tannin, exuberant and complex red wines. It is a variety eminently requires the combination of meat protein, especially beef, but with more sophisticated options, such as stag. Few Greek cabernet sauvignon that will not benefit from aged three to five years in the bottle, after release, winning trends in fragrance and softness. The top wines will impress even 15 or 20 years after the vintage.
At Domaine ZACHARIOUDAKIS the Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French and American barrels for five months and gives a distinct red Cretan wine through his combination with Kotsifali.