RQ2017 French Cabernet Sauvignon

Type: Red
Price: $200
Category: RQ2017
Alc./vol.: 12%
Body: Medium-Full
Old Sweetness Level: 0
Sugar: 0 (g/L)*
Oak: 4
RJS Brand: RQ2017
Ready In: 7 weeks
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New! Each year our Restricted Quantities brand offers craft winemakers the opportunity to make truly outstanding wines from grapes grown in world-renowned winemaking regions.
This year we bring you “Le Chateau Noblesse” —crafted from the original noble grapes of France—these are classic wines worthy of the most discerning wine cellar.

Complex and concentrated with spice notes, red fruit and vanilla on the nose. This is a rich, full bodied wine with structured tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairings: Braised Lamb, Short Ribs, Aged Gouda, Chocolate Cake.

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Born of “accidental” breeding in 17th century France, L’âgede l’ Élégancehas inherited its flawless balance of subtlety and daring from its wildly rich parentage.

Cabernet Sauvignon was born in an ancient grape growing region of south-west France called the Gironde. Until the end of the nineteenth century, Cabernet Sauvignon was often confused with Cabernet Franc, likely because Cabernet Franc is one of its parents, with the other parent being Sauvignon Blanc. When this parentage was discovered in 1996, it took the wine world by surprise since no one previously though a black-berried variety could have a white-berried parent. This fortunate crossing most likely happened spontaneously in the vineyard in the 17th century.

Cabernet Sauvignon is greatly admired as the dominate grape in some of France’s most famous wines. It is planted almost anywhere wine grapes are grown, except in regions too cool for this late ripening variety. Thanks to the small, thick-skinned grapes, the wines tend to be deep in colour, high in tannin and relatively high in acidity.

* Sugar level may not yet be updated within the system.

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