The world's most famous grape for red wine is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Initially, the grape was known as the most characterful in wines from the most significant chateaux in Bordeaux, such as the premier cru vineyards of Haut-Médoc: Ch. Lafite, Ch. Latour, Ch. Margaux and Ch. Mouton-Rothschild, that all have around 75% cabernet sauvignon. Nowadays, cabernet sauvignon is known worldwide under its own name, thanks to its spread in California, Australia, Chile, Italy and Spain.
The grape gives wines that are dense and flavorful, with aromas of blackcurrant and cedar and often age exceptionally well.