Cabernet Franc Tasting Notes

Often used in Bordeaux blended wines, this red grape is also a popular single varietal. With notes of strawberries, raspberries, and plum fruit, it pairs well with tomato sauce-based dishes and tenderloin or pork.

Sweetness
Dry Sweet
Body
Light Full
Acidity
Low High
Tannin
Low High

Strawberry

Black Cherry

Pepper

Honey

Forest Floor

Mineral

Cabernet Franc – Fun Facts

Origin was established in southern France in the 17th centrury.

Parent grape to cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere.

Historically well-known as “Bouchet” in the Loire Valley of France.

December 4th of every year marks the celebration of Cabernet Franc Day!

Cabernet Franc – Prominent Grape Growing Areas

Cabernet Franc – Prominent Grape Growing Areas