Become an Expert on Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc is an essential blending grape, found primarily in  Bordeaux-style blends.

Cabernet Franc was primarily used as the third and smallest minority ingredient in the production of the coveted Bordeaux blend.

Cabernet Franc helps create meritage magic with its constant companions, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

Dracaena WinesCardinal Richelieu transported Cabernet Franc cuttings from Abbey of Bourgeil to the Loire Valley. 

In November 1642, Richelieu fell ill. He died on the 4th December 1642. #CabFrancDay is celebrates the anniversary of his death.

punnett-square-dihybridCabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon- not vice-versa, as previously believed.

Cabernet Franc and Magdeleine noire des Charentes are the parents of Merlot.

Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet crossed to give us Carmenere. 

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There are many alternative names for Cabernet Franc. Some are Aceria, Acheria, Arrouya, Bordo, Bouchet, and Bouchy.

Cabernet Franc is one of the twenty most widely planted grape varietals.

100% Cabernet Franc wine is most often found in France, but is becoming more popular in California, Virginia and New York.

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Cabernet Franc flavors range from plum, blackberry, violets, raspberry and blueberry to sage, bay leaf, rosemary, tobacco, and bell pepper. 

Cabernet Franc is a medium bodied red wine that pairs exceptionally well with a variety of foods.

Decanting Cabernet Franc will help simmer down its natural spiciness.

It’s not a celebration unless you join us on December 4th.  Grab a bottle of your favorite Cabernet Franc, order one from us, or choose to try a new one. Jump on twitter at 8pm EDT with glass in hand, and tweet along! Just remember to use #CabFrancDay! 

~Slainte!

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Become an Expert on Cabernet Franc”

  1. #CabFrancDay?!?!?! I’m in! Cabernet Franc has always been one of my most favorite varietals! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    PS–sorry about all the exclamation points, it’s an equal combination of truly loving Cabernet Franc and perhaps a little tooooo much coffee this morning…

    1. #CabFrancDay deserves all those exclamation points! Has the caffeine left your system yet? :o) Hope you are onto some great #wine!

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