CARPE TRAVEL WINE 101:
GET TO KNOW THE GRAPES
GETTING TO KNOW
Sabrevois (sah-bray-vway) is a French-American hybrid producing red wines with aromas of fresh violet and sour cherry and flavors of burgundy notes and cherry, this wine is bold in flavor. With higher acidity and tannins and fruit flavors, it is soft on the front palette with a robust acidic finish. Sabrevois is a cold climate cultivar named after a small town in the southern part of Quebec, Canada. It is cold-blooded by nature.
SABREVOIS Food Pairings
Sabrevois pairs well pork ribs, lamb shank and sausage. Tomato based dishes also make great food pairings for Sabrevois.
What are french-American hybrids?
French-American Hybrids are the crossing of the European Vitis vinifera species with one or more Native American Vitis species. Early on, many of these grapes were grafted – aka spliced together – in France. The goal was to combine the superior traits of both vines to produce grapes, with excellent wine quality that have a higher resistance to diseases and pests.
Research began on grafting Vitis vinifera species to American rootstock in the 1860’s to combat the phylloxera epidemic that nearly decimated wine regions around the world. Research continues today at the University of Minnesota and Cornell University in New York due to the rise in climate change. More on French American hybrids.
SABREVOIS WINE RECOMMENDATIONS
Looking for recommendations on Sabrevois wines? Here are a few we suggest.
Rolling Hills Estate Winery
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Elaine N. Schoch
Elaine Schoch (pronounced the German way – Shock) is the editor and founder of Carpe Travel as well as an award-winning travel writer, wine judge, certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and certified American Wine Expert. She is married to The Husband and has two kids, Princess One and Two – who’s interest and knowledge in wine is quite extensive. Not to mention the stamps in their passports.