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Pippin Hill Cabernet Franc

Pippin Hill Cabernet Franc Wine Details

Description: The history of Cab Franc goes back to 18th century France and before in the Loire Valley. It is one of the 'parents' of Cabernet Savignon. It is renowned for its finesse and peppery perfume, and balance of violet and raspberry palettes.

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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