Topic: Grape

Cabernet Franc... 6 Things To Know {pro/ cab-er-nay fronk}

by Alex

 

What is it famous for?

It tends to play support act to Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot) but in St-Emilion in Bordeaux (Right Bank) – it makes for 65% of the famous Cheval Blanc label.

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Where does it grow?

It is one of the three key grapes of Bordeaux – the other two being Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot – but rises to a more kingly status in the cooler climes of the Loire Valley, most particularly in Chinon and Bourgueil (both lovely places to visit).

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What does it taste like?

Brambles and woody aromas!

Tastes great with:

White meat and Portobello mushroom stews with fresh herbs.

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