Cabernet Gernischt

Cabernet Gernischt is a dark-skinned grape variety belongs to the Cabernet family, it is grown primarily in China, which was bought from Europe in the late 19th century. DNA has confirmed that it is an identical grape to Carmenere.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Cabernet Gernischt is a deep-coloured grape, with a deep violet hue. Its aromas are reminiscent of blueberries and blackberries, with hints of spices such as pepper, nutmeg and licorice. The taste profile is full-bodied and complex, featuring a mix of sweet and tart flavours.

Fresh Cabernet Gernischt grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Cabernet Gernischt is primarily grown in north China. Cabernet Gernischt is a vigorous variety that is well-suited to moderate to cool climates. It suits well in sterile soil. It is usually vinified as a varietal wine, but also can be used in blends. Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Gernischt performs well with oak aging. Cabernet Gernischt wines are typically full-bodied, with a good tannin structure and a powerful, long finish. Cabernet Gernischt pairs well with dishes such as grilled meats, game, and hearty stews. It also pairs well with aged cheeses.

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Fun Fact about Cabernet Gernischt
The name was thought to be derived from the obscure European Cabernet Gemischt grape, literally means "mixed Cabernet". The name whose was changed to Cabernet Gernischt when it arrived to China by intent or by misspelling.

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