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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Definitely not your typical Cabernet Franc as this one is rich with great weight and complexities. A deep garnet colour that is opaque and deeply concentrated alludes to the extract and weight of the wine that is balanced on the nose between fruit and oak complexities. Black current, liquorice, tar, tobacco, cigar and rhubarb characters are consistent throughout the nose and palate. Medium bodied tannins allow the wine to drink well now and to age for 5 years. Delicate subtleties such as dark chocolate and smokiness add intricacy. Enjoy with red meats especially rack of lamb, farm raised game, sausage, grilled vegetables, and medium bodied cheeses.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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