Cabernet Franc Wine
Cabernet Franc originates from the Bordeaux region in France and really got going in the Libournais in the 17th century. The berries are quite small with thin blue-black skins. It easily adapts to different types of vineyard soils, although it blossoms best in sandy chalk soils. You can expect high tannin and a pronounced perfume with notes of raspberries, blackcurrants, violets and graphite. Cabernet Franc ages well – that is if you’ve got the willpower to wait 10 years. Cabernet Franc is usually used for big-name blends such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In the New World, Australia and New Zealand grow Cabernet Franc to create rich, full-bodied wines.