Cabernet Sauvignon is the most well known French red grapevine variety. It is considered as “the king of varieties” (King Cab). One hypothesis states that it originates from a population of vines which Plinius the Elder named Biturica. Another hypothesis states that it is variety Petit vidure which was cultivated in the greater viticultural area of Bordeaux since the 17th century. Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated in large surface areas in France (45000 ha), California (25000 ha), Australia (21000 ha), Chile (21000 ha), Bulgaria (16000 ha), Romania (12000 ha), Argentina (7000 ha), South Africa (7000 ha) and in other wine-producing countries. In Greece (600 ha), its cultivation is recommended for the viticultural areas of Crete, Peloponnese, Dodecanese, Central Greece, Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace, Prefecture of Ioannina and it is allowed in Prefecture of Zante. Cabernet Sauvignon is also known as Petit Cabernet, Bouchet, Vidure, Petit vidure and other names.