Cabernet Franc

Name of varietal: Cabernet Franc

Common synonyms: breton, bouchy, bidure, bouchet, cabernet franco, capbreton rouge, kaberne frank, noir dur
 
Parentage of the grape: it’s a chicken or egg scenario. Cab Franc has been determined as one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon (the other is Sauvignon Blanc). 
 
History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But its historic moment came In the 17th century when Cardinal Richelieu selected it for the garden of Abbaye de St. Nicolas de Bourgeuil, where it was attended by an abbot named Breton (hence the local synonym). Plantings spread into Bordeaux in the 18th century, where it met its life partner Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon came into existence. It is now mostly used as a blending grape there. However in the Loire and Southwest France, it is still vinified as a varietal wine in the likes of Bourgeuil, Chinon, Tauraine, Saumur, Anjou and the few reds of Read more »

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  • Chateau Croque-Michotte Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £17from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... consists of 74% merlot,25% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon and spent a year in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it There is some blackcurrant.plum and blueberry style fruit with a suggestion of vanilla.Howe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Baracan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Langlois Chateau Saumur Rose 2018

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Labranche-Laffont Christine Dupuy Madiran 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in L;ondon's Walthamstow [ ... of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of roast pork.It is a wine of fairly intense flavours. There is a cherry like fruit with some very strong structure to it. It was a good match for my roast por Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Marquis de Terme Grand Cru Classe En 1855 Margaux 1993

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £30 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.I ... ... petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and the wine spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew.There is a bramble and blackberry style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice and soft tannins.However,although this wa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Le Grand Chai Pomerol 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Pomerol is an appellation created in 1936, although winemaking here goes back to at least medieval times,for red wines from the small commune of that name near the town of Libourne on the right bank in the Bordeaux region.My bottle consists of 80% merlot and 10% each of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pierre Sourdais Chinon Tradition 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from www.greatwesternwines.co.uk for £12. Chinon ... bottle is a red made of the cabernet franc grape called, 'petit breton' in these parts.It comes from a 14 hectare plot,part of a family concern, of clay,limestone and gravel soil,where the vines were planted in 1984.I started the bottle last night with my supper ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bernard Baudry Chinon les Granges 2017

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    This youthful drinking version of M. Baudry is a delicious, light to medium Cabernet Franc with excellent colour (robe), a scent of celery, carrot top, wild grass and a hint of ripe cherry. On the palate, you get a little vanilla, gobs of fresh, ripe cherry and a light to medium density and medium finish. This is an excellent, northern climate... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Tercero Aberation Cabernet Franc 2016

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    What you might expect from a full-cluster fermented wine aged in steel. Fairly light bodied, quite lean. Bright, tangy red fruit. I just thought of something, it has the exact same mouthfeel as cranberry juice. It doesn't taste, at all. like cranberry juice, but it has exactly the same body and leaves a tingly sensation on my tongue and pala... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Saint Emilion Chateau Rochebelle Grand Cru Classe 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine fron the www.bidforwine.co.uk website for ... of ... ... of 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other night with my supper of lamb stew. There is some fresh blackcurrant,blueberry and plum style fruit with a hint of vanilla.It is fairly full bodied and the tannins ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • This is the cab franc I love best so far... http://stoneflyvineyards.windsorvineyards.coresense.com/index/page/static/subpage/about_cabFranc

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