Cabernet Dorsa was created at a breeding centre in the German region of Württemberg in 1971 and released for cultivation in 2003. A hardy, vigorous vine, with a tolerance for withstanding colder temperatures, it is most often used to deepen the colour in red wine blends.
Today, Cabernet Dorsa is grown in the German region of its origin as well as in Pfalz and Rheinhessen. It is also cultivated in smaller quantities across parts of German Speaking Switzerland.
Wines from the Cabernet Dorsa grape tend to be full-bodied and rich in tannin with a deep, intense red colour and the ability to age well.