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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  • Château Rolland-Maillet Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website. ... ... of 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb cutlets and I did enjoy it. It is certainly a full bodied wine and there is plenty of a blackcurrant, plum and blueberry style fruit with a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Michel Armand Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Leon Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the www.cellartrade.co.uk website for ... cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc. I started my bottle last night with my supper of lamb steaks and I did enjoy it.There was plenty of a blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a suggestion of vanilla and some soft and subtle tannins that held things toge... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Sainte Colombe Cotes de Castilon 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website. ... ... of 70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb and I did enjoy it. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum,blueberry and vanilla style fruit with just a hint of spice and soft tannins.The wine is well structured... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bock Villany Capella 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Charmail Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... consists of 48% merlot,30% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels for a year.I started my bottle this evening with my supper of pizza and salad and I did enjoy it.There was some blackcurrant,plum and bramble style fruit with soft tannins although... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Moncets Lalande de Pomerol 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £13 from the www.cellartrde.co.uk ... ... consists of 66% merlot,32% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon. and spent 16 months in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb.There was plenty of a blackcurrant style fruit with some soft tannins that just about held things togethe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Hostens Picant Sainte Foy Bordeaux 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Canton Tropchaud Pomerol 1997

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.cellartrade.co.uk website for ... ... consists of 80% merlot.10% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle at the weekend with my supper of lamb chops. I thought this to be just exquisite.There is some blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a hint of van... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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


  • 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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