Cabernet Sauvignon (New Zealand)

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape in the world.

Cabernet Sauvignon in New Zealand

New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with Merlot to produce an easy style Cab, ready to drink in 3 to 5 years. Dark fruits, cassis, raspberry and forest floor are typical aromas.

Already in mid-1800s both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were cultivated in New Zealand.

The best production areas are the warmer ones: Hawke┬┤s Bay, Auckland and Northland.

Soils: great diversity including volcanic, alluvial, gravel and clay.