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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc
is grown mainly in the Bordeaux region. In Pomerol and Saint-Emilion it is known as "Bouchet". This grape-variety is also present in the Madiran vines as "Bouchy". Further north, in the Loire Valley and, particularly in Touraine and in Saumur it sometimes appears as "Breton".

Cabernet Franc is a grape-variety which gives small bunches of tiny blackberries. Vine growers appreciate it because it is not demanding and any soil is convenient.

Cabernet Franc wine, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon wine, is of a bright and shinny color. It brings strawberry and blackberry aromas. However because it is less perfumed and structured, it is often associated to other vine-varieties.

The only terroirs to supply pure Cabernet Franc are the red wines from Loire Valley : Bourgueil, Chinon and Saumur-Champigny red only.

Aromas : strawberry, blackberry

French wines : Pomerol, Saint Emilion, Bourgueil, Saumur, Madiran, etc

Read more about Cabernet with
Cabernet: A Photographic Journey from Vine to Wine

Red grapes : Cabernet Sauvignon - Carignan - Cinsault - Gamay - Grenache - Merlot - Mourvèdre - Pinot Noir - Syrah - White Grapes










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