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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide. It is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon. In addition to being used in blends and produced as a varietal in Canada and the United States, it is made into ice wine in those regions.

Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon, making a bright pale red wine that contributes finesse and lends a peppery perfume to blends with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and style of wine, additional aromas can include tobacco, raspberry, bell pepper, cassis, and violets.

Records of Cabernet Franc in Bordeaux go back to the end of the 18th century, although it was planted in Loire long before that time. DNA analysis indicates that Cabernet Franc is one of two parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carménère.

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Northernmost Vineyard Growing Cabernet Franc in UK & Eire

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Colehurst Vineyard

Market Drayton TF9 2JB
Phone: 01630652042
Shropshire
52° 52' 36.1956" N

Largest Vineyard Growing Cabernet Franc in UK & Eire

Colehurst Vineyard

Market Drayton TF9 2JB
Phone: 01630652042
Shropshire

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