What is Cabernet Franc?

Cabernet Franc is a relative of Cabernet Sauvignon grape. It is one of the most well-known grapes for winemaking in the world. With a Cabernet Sauvignon relation, this grape produces reds in a lighter, softer style with flavors of blackberries, red currants, and herbs.

Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon. It is harvested a week before the exact harvest time of Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, bell pepper, cassis, and violets.

They are used for blending in Bordeaux and for varietals in the Loire Valley.

Some of the Bottled Cabernet Franc Wines

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