Cabernet Franc

  • Grape
  • kab-er-nay fronk

Cabernet Franc is the parent grape of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex reds result, with aromas of raspberry, bramble, and bell pepper (pyrazines).

Primary Flavors

  • Strawberry

  • Raspberry

  • Bell Pepper

  • Crushed Gravel

  • Chilli Pepper

Taste Profile

  • Dry
  • Medium Body
  • Medium-High Tannin
  • Medium-High Acidity
  • 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room
    60–68°F / 16–20°C
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 30 Minutes
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $31.00

Food Pairing

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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