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Cabernet Franc


Cabernet Franc


Breton and in large areas of southwest France where it is sometimes known as Bouchy or Bouchet. Other french synonym names are Carmenet, Gros Bouchet and Veron. In N.E Italy the variety is known as the Bordo.


Mainly found in Bordeaux, France. Other main producing countries include, Italy, USA, Australia and Eastern Europe.


As for Cabernet Sauvignon: Best in warm climates. If grown in hot conditions, the wine produced has a jammy, stewed flavour.


Mainly used for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. At its best when blended.

Flavour & Character

Dominant raspberry flavour with hint of herbs.


As for Cabernet Sauvignon: Fermented in stainless steel or oak. Fermentation temperature not critical because of robustness of grape. Matured in old or new oak.


Good subtle colour, tannin and acidity.

Body, Dry/Sweet
Lighter bodied than Cabernet Sauvignon and particularly soft when blended.


Used in red Bordeaux blends and as a varietal in the Loire Valley.











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