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Blanc Franc

Blanc Franc Wine Details

Description: In 2007, we found ourselves with an abundance of Cabernet Franc grapes. We decided that we would create a wine in a white style with these red grapes. These grapes were harvested two weeks before the other Cabernet Franc grapes, crushed and pressed within 24 hours to limit the contact between juice and red skins. The result is a white wine with soft fruity flavors and a soft sweet finish.

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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