Wines by Grape
The Cabernet Franc grape is a black-skinned grape variety from France that is a popular blending grape Bordeaux, It is particularly popular in the ‘Right-Bank’ wines where it thrives, Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone are the two most famous examples.
Cabernet Franc grape also thrives in the cool, inland climate of the Loire Valley, particularly the towns of Chinon, Bourgueil and Saumur-Champigny where the wines are prized for their ripe berry and spice elements.
Outside of France the Cabernet Franc grape variety is grown in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the America’s. In Canada, ice-wine, is made from Cabernet Franc.
As a dry red wine Cabernet Franc tends to produce a slightly earthy style of red wine that is very aromatic and displays vegetal characters notably green bell pepper.