Cabernet Cortis

Cabernet Cortis is a red grape variety predominantly grown in the German region of Baden. It is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Gutedel, resulting in a hybrid variety that shows a good resistance to common grapevine diseases.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Cabernet Cortis has a dark, almost black colour. Its aroma is dominated by blackberry and raspberry, with hints of spice, cassis and herbs. On the palate, it has a medium to full-body with high tannins and a long finish.

Fresh Cabernet Cortis grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Cabernet Cortis was developed and is primarily grown in the German region of Baden. It has also been planted in Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. Cabernet Cortis is a very early ripening variety wich has a good resistance to downy mildew and botrytis bunch rot but is highly susceptible to powdery mildew. It is usually planted in warm, sunny areas and can tolerate dry conditions. In the winery, it is usually made into a dry, almost full-bodied red wine which often resembles the wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon In Germany, Cabernet Cortis is usually made into a dry red wine with medium-to full body and a grippy tannin structure. The wines sometimes end up in bigger blends, to give structure and depth. Cabernet Cortis pairs well with a wide range of dishes, including grilled meats, roasted vegetables and cheese. It also goes well with tomato-based dishes, such as pizza and pasta.

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Fun Fact about Cabernet Cortis
Cabernet Cortis was obtained in 1982 by Norbert Becker at the Freiburg research center in southern Germany, by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon with Solaris.

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