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2010 Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $30

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Region Hierarchy
  • Franschhoek Valley wine region

    Franschhoek Valley is a wine-producing area in the south-east corner of Paarl, in South Africa’s Western Cape. This small valley is home to some of South Africa’s most famous wine estates and has been producing wine since the 17th Century. Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are the key grapes behind Franschhoek's full-bodied red wines. The region is also associated with the production of Cap Classique sparkling wine produced mainly from Chardonnay - Pinot Noir blends.

    The vineyards of Franschhoek sit within a clearly defined valley. The Wemmershoek Mountains to the north separate it from the ... more

  • Coastal Region wine region

    The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Stretching from Darling in the north to Cape Point and Constantia in the south, and to Stellenbosch and Paarl in the east, it accounts for nearly half of all the area under vine in South Africa.

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