Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's aging potential. Cabernet Sauvignon is usually known as being a rich full bodied dry red wine. It is a thick-skinned red grape that prefers to grow in a warmer climate that gives off a higher tannin structure. Cabernet when it’s young tends to be a rich dense purple colour however as it ages the colour will go orange hue and along the edges.
As a notable New World region, South Africa’s Cabernet Sauvignon grapes represent the majority of varieties grown in the region. As the new vines age, and better vineyards locations are identified, regional styles are starting to emerge among South African Cabernet Sauvignons: the Stellenbosch region is noted for heavy, full bodied wines.