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Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc VQA

Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc VQA Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: Fermented in small batches and aged in American oak, this wine has aromas of cherry, tobacco, mint and spice. It pairs well with just about anything off the BBQ as well as Mediterranean foods and veal or pork tenderloin with lots of herbs. All of our red wines are minimally filtered to leave in as much flavour as possible. Slight sediment may be present.

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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