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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: Narmada Winery’s 2009 Cabernet Franc wine is a dry red wine made from 80% Cabernet Franc grapes and 20% Tannat grapes. Aged in oak, the 2009 Cabernet Franc is made from the “predominant” red grape of Virginia that is well-suited to the soil and climate of our area. This medium-bodied wine is highlighted by black cherry and raspberry fruits on the palate and essences of violets on the nose.

Varietal Definition
Deeply colored and tannic minor grape grown in the Pyrenees region of France. One of four grapes whose wine is blended to make the full-bodied red wine known as "Madiran". The others are Bouchy, Courbu and Pinenc.
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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