Cab.Franc

Cab.Franc

Cabernet Franc is widely planted in Bordeaux and is the most important black grape grown in the Loire. In the Médoc it may constitute up to 15% of a typical vineyard - it is always blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is used to add bouquet and complexity to the wines. It is more widely used in St.Emilion where it adapts well to the cooler and moister clay soils - Cheval Blanc is the most famous Cabernet Franc wine in the world, with the final blend consisting of up to 65% of the grape.

Cabernet Franc thrives in the Loire where the cooler growing conditions serve to accentuate the grape's herbaceous, grassy, lead pencil aromas. The best wines come from the tuffeaux limestone slopes of Chinon and Bourgeil where growers such as Jacky Blot produce intense well-structured wines that possess excellent cellaring potential.

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2018 Saumur-Champigny, Les Mémoires, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Thierry Germain, Loire
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2018 Saumur-Champigny, Terres Chaudes, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire
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1995 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2016 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2013 Mvemve Raats, MR de Compostella, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2013 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2015 Matarocchio, Bolgheri Superiore, Guado al Tasso, Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
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2014 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2014 Le Petit Cheval, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2013 Paleo, Le Macchiole, Tuscany, Italy
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2015 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2018 Chinon Rouge, Domaine de la Semellerie, Loire
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2018 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2017 Saumur-Champigny, Clos de l'Echelier, Roches Neuves
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2012 Mvemve Raats, MR de Compostella, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2012 Ch. Cheval Blanc, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2012 Le Petit Cheval, St Emilion, Bordeaux
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2006 Suisassi Syrah, Duemani Luca D'Attoma
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2011 Matarocchio, Bolgheri Superiore, Guado al Tasso, Antinori, Tuscany, Italy
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