Is Great With: beef and lamb dishes; cheese fondue; mushroom and red wine sauces
The Cabernet-Shiraz blend is one of Australia’s most popular; though both grape varieties are originally from France, they each take on new life and characteristics in the Southern Hemisphere. Cabernet Sauvignon is powerfully structured wine, with strong tannins and flavors of green pepper and dark berries; Shiraz is spicy and juicy, with flavors like raspberry and plum. Blending these grapes gives the wine a certain complexity, even when drunk very young.
This is the wine to make when you can't wait four to six months for the wine to age in the bottle. It is especially good at two months of bottle aging.
Australian Cabernet Shiraz Wine Making Session
If you like Cabernet-Shiraz blends, try a blend of Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot or Shiraz on its own, as a varietal.
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