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
Aromas : strawberry, blackberry
French wines : Pomerol, Saint
Emilion, Bourgueil, Saumur, Madiran,
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