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Cabernet Shiraz

Cabernet Shiraz Wine Details

Description: The blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, while common in Australia, is quite rare in Niagara. From a winemaking perspective, the two varieties complement each other beautifully, with Cabernet Sauvignon lending perfumed red fruit, structure and backbone while Shiraz contributes ripe black fruit, peppery spice and rounded mid-palate flesh. The end result is a nose with hints of mint, concentrated red fruit and accents of fresh cracked white pepper. The palate is full of jammy red fruit accented by Shiraz peppery flavours.

Varietal Definition
Alternate name for the french Syrah clone grape grown in Australia and responsible for very big red wines that are not quite as intense in flavor as the french Rhone versions.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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