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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Deep ruby in colour with an attractive bouquet of spicy fruit, sweet toasty oak and voiolets. Rich flavours of ripe cherries, licorice, hints of chocolate and a subtle smokiness. Bright fruit sensation, clean tasting and nicely balanced with medium weight, soft tannins and good acid structure. This wine will definately benefit from some additional cellaring.

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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