Cabernet Franc is the parent grape of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex reds result, with aromas of raspberry, bramble, and bell pepper (pyrazines.)
- Body: Medium
- Sweetness: Dry
- Tannin: Medium-High
- Acidity: Medium-High
- Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV
Higher acidity makes it possible to pair Cabernet Franc with tomato-based dishes, vinegar-based sauces (smoky BBQ anyone?), or rich legumes like black beluga lentils.
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