Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc, often considered the subtler cousin of Cabernet Sauvignon, originates from the Bordeaux region of France. While frequently blended with other Bordeaux varietals to add finesse and bouquet, it stands strong as a single-varietal wine, especially in the Loire Valley where it's celebrated in appellations like Chinon and Bourgueil. The grape is characterized by its medium body, vibrant acidity, and fragrant aromatics. A classic Cabernet Franc offers nuanced flavors of red berries, plums, and often a characteristic note of bell pepper or freshly mown grass. As the wine ages, it can develop richer undertones of graphite, tobacco, and raspberry leaf. Its lighter tannic structure compared to Cabernet Sauvignon makes it more approachable in its youth, but well-made versions can age gracefully. Today, Cabernet Franc has found a home in various wine regions worldwide, each imparting its unique terroir signature to this versatile grape.