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Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to 'Cab Sav' or even just 'Cab') is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more
Curico Valley is a wine-producing region in Chile's Central Valley. It is divided in two: the sub-region of Teno covers the northern part of the valley, and Lontue is in the south. The valley is roughly 115 miles (185km) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago, and is located at a latitude of 35°S – a similar proximity to the Equator as the southern tip of Spain. Curico Valley is known for its reliability and produces good-value, everyday wines from Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Central Valley (El Valle Central) of Chile is one of the most important wine-producing areas in South America in terms of volume. It is also one of the largest wine regions, stretching from the Maipo Valley (just south of Santiago) to the southern end of the Maule Valley. This is a distance of almost 250 miles ... more