Cabernet Sauvignon is regarded as the Prince of red varieties, due to
its major contribution to the serious long-lasting wines of the famous
regions of the old world. It has a long ripening season, and requires
ample heat in the summer months - something which the Pyrenees
region is well-able to provide. This was the first red variety to be
planted at Peerick. Our oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines were
planted in 1990. The result is fruit of fine quality producing a
wine of traditional depth, length and all-round moodiness.
Peerick Cabernet Sauvignon is matured in only the best small oak
barrels. Usually, about 40% of the maturation volume is assigned
to new oak, of which about two-thirds is French oak and the balance
is the highest quality American.