Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety. The plant is vigorous and adapts well to moderate climates with low humidity. The cluster is average size, irregular and not very compact. The fruit is small and spherical with a lot of seeds. The skin is hard and thick, which makes it hazards resistant, and deep coloured. The pulp is thick, crispy and sour.
Wines elaborated with cabernet sauvignon are dry, acid, full-bodied, with high alcohol and tannin levels and deep, coloured, often appearing almost blue. Young wines are astringent but they develop floral, fruity and vegetal aromas when aging. This variety is used for blending, especially when aging wines because of its elevated tannin levels.