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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $13.95 per bottle

Description: Made from fruit derived from selected Niagara vineyards including Henry of Pelham's own vineyard. Cabernet Franc has been a reliable performer in our vineyards and in our blended wines for many years now. In this bottling the emphasis is on this variety as the star -- with plummy fruit, dark berries, plush tannins and a mouth filling vibrant core. This wine will age for 2-6 years from vintage, but drinking at a "plateau" with 2-4 years aging especially if opened several hours before serving.

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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