Getting to ‘sips’ with fresher Cabernet Franc


Cabernet Franc is a parent of both cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and often acts as the “seasoning” to give a savoury lift to rich fruitiness in red blends, but it’s not widely understood as a wine on its own.

Cabernet franc (pronounced ‘fronk’) is wellknown as a component of Bordeaux blends, but in the more northern, cool climate of France’s Loire Valley, it’s widely made as a single varietal, and you’ll also find it in warmer climate styles from California, Chile and Tuscany...

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