Cabernet is the most cultivated but not the most loved
Cabernet is the most cultivated grape in the world but is it also the most loved? A research on Wine searcher shows that wines of Bordeaux blend are the favorites ones
The big data on wine, the computer analysis on one of the most boundless existing portals in the world, Wine searcher, allows you to understand which grape is really liked by wine lovers – Cabernet or Bordeaux blend?
CABERNET IS THE MOST CULTIVATED GRAPE, BUT THE BORDEAUX BLEND IS THE MOST LOVED.
An exercise that Don Kavanagh enjoyed doing with his typical irony starting from a question: “Cabernet is the most cultivated grape in the world, but is it the favorite?” Is it more liked single vines or Bordeaux blend?
In the end the victory of the Bordeaux blend is overwhelming but with many distinctions Country by Country.
In the USA, Cabernet (14%) is particularly popular, but the Bordeaux blend is second in consumers’ interest with only half a percentage point of distance. In the United Kingdom, however, the Bordeaux blend wins, followed by Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Champagne and Rhône Valley with Cabernet only seventh.
Also in China, the Bordeaux blend wins and Cabernet takes fourth place, preceded by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Even in France the interest of fans is attracted by the blend with Merlot rather than the Cabernet in purity that results 13° place preceded by Pinot, Merlot and the red blends of the Rhone.
In Italy are the wines based on Nebbiolo and then Sangiovese those that attract the most research of fans followed by Pinot Noir, Bordeaux blend and Champagne.
In Germany interest is concentrated on the blend of Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Nebbiolo.
Australian enthusiasts are looking for Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux blend and Cabernet
LE UVE PIU’ COLTIVATE AL MONDO: CABERNET IN TESTA
I dati sul vigneto mondiale e le uve che vi sono maggiormente coltivate arrivano dall’Università di Adelaide e sono del 2010. Fra i 1271 vitigni censiti i più diffusi sono Cabernet Sauvignon e il Merlot, seguiti dall’Airen, dal Tempranillo e dallo Chardonnay. Venti anni prima lo stesso ateneo aveva individuato una top 5 molto diversa: Airen, Garnacha tinta, Rkatsiteli, Sultaniye, Trebbiano.
THE MOST CULTIVATED GRAPES IN THE WORLD: CABERNET ON TOP
The data on the world vineyard and the grapes that are mainly grown come from the University of Adelaide and are from 2010. Among the 1271 grape varieties recorded, the most common are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, followed by Airen, Tempranillo and Chardonnay.
Twenty years earlier the same university had identified a very different top 5: Airen, Garnacha tinta, Rkatsiteli, Sultaniye, Trebbiano.