Cabernet Franc

Cabernet 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 Bourgueil, Les Vingt Lieux Dits, Gauthier, Domaine du Bel Air, Loire
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2018
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2019 Saumur-Champigny, Les Coudraies, Domaine des Closiers, Loire
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2019
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2021 Chinon, Rouge, Clos du Noyer, Domaine Grosbois, Loire
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2021
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2020 Mai & Kenji Hodgson, Ô Galarneau! Rouge, Vin de France
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2020
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2015 Chinon, Coteau de Noiré, Philippe Alliet, Loire
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2015
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2020 Chinon, Clos de la Dioterie, Charles Joguet, Loire
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2015 Saumur, Rouge, Les Arboises, Domaine Guiberteau, Loire
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2015
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2021 Chinon, Les Grézeaux, Bernard Baudry, Loire
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2021
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£69.50 – bottle (75cl)
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2018 Saumur, Rouge, Les Arboises, Domaine Guiberteau, Loire
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2018 Scipio, Tenuta Sette Cieli, Tuscany, Italy
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2018
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