Main grape variety used in making wine in the Médoc region of Bordeaux. This grape gives lots of color. It makes tannic and well-structured wines with a bouquet of violets, blackcurrants and cedar. Fruity wines, yet long to keep in the cellar. This is a late harvest variety.
Frequency: Well planted around the world.
Synonym(s): Sauvignon rouge
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Maturity: 3rd period
Sensitivity to diseases: Odium, Mildew
Area(s) Cultivated: Internationally (Bordeaux, USA, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,…)
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