Cabernet Sauvignon has long been hailed as a classic, rich red wine, with its grape adaptable enough to be grown internationally, from the Bordeaux region of France to Napa Valley in sunny California.

As a wine bar, it’s a favourite vino of ours, providing a particularly sexy drink pairing for our range of tapas dishes. However, with so many wines to choose from, why should Cabernet Sauvignon be your drink of choice when you spend an evening with us in the heart of Beecroft?

It’s a versatile food pairing

Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent wine selection for a variety of foods, particularly when it comes to meat. Beef works excellently with it, particularly as a winter dish, the wine bringing out the juice and tenderness of cuts such as ribs, steak or tenderloin.

Equally, poultry dishes fare well, with the meatiness of duck complementing the wine perfectly. For vegetarians, rich vegetables such as braised cabbage match its full-bodied appeal. Cheese is also an excellent pairing, as is chocolate, allowing Cabernet Sauvignon to be enjoyed from your starter to sweet or savoury dessert.

A multitude of intense flavours

Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavours are dependent on its maturity. If you prefer your wine young, then expect velvety chocolate and berries, while mature bottles invite fragrances such as leather, truffle and tobacco. If unripe, aromas including olives and green peppers can be discovered. All these elements provide a sensation for your palette, making it an adaptable, sophisticated choice of drink for your tapas meal.

Cabernet Sauvignon is popular globally for good reason

Australia has over 25,000 hectares of vineyard dedicated to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, while internationally, there are more than 300,000. This makes the grape the most popular variety in the world, enough for the wine to have its own holiday – International Cabernet Sauvignon Day – on 30th August. Part of its popularity is also down to the plant itself, which is extremely adaptable to alternate climates and typically produces high yields. In Australia, it is also commonly blended with Shiraz – another of our favourite wines.

When you’re looking for your next glass of deliciously rich “Cab Sav”, why not book a table at Sevardi Wine and Tapas Bar? We’d love to share our passion for wine with you! Call us today on (02) 9980 1150.