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cabernet franc

A resistant and high yield grape variety with a good ageing potential

Cabernet Franc

Also called Bouchet (Bordeaux), Breton (Loire Valley)

Originally from the Loire Valley, this variety has also been established in a large number of countries, without however experiencing the worldwide success of its child, Cabernet Sauvignon, the result of being crossed with Sauvignon. A flagship grape variety of the red wines of Anjou (AOC Anjou, Anjou-Village Saumur-Champigny) and Touraine (AOC Bourgueil, Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon), it offers fruity and supple wines that improve quickly over time. It is generally associated with other grape varieties (in Gironde and the South-West) except in the Loire where it is found as a mono-varietal. When it is blended, often with Cabernet-Sauvignon and Merlot, it tends to be in the minority and brings suppleness and fruitiness. When it is the dominant variety, it brings structure and finesse to wines that can be kept for a long time. Vinified on its own, the grape variety has a very present acidity which brings a sensation of freshness, but which can become very astringent. In warmer climates such as Chile, the grape variety gives softer wines due to the jammy berries.

WHERE IS IT FOUND?
In France and all over the world

FRANCE

Loire Valley, (Anjou, Touraine), Bordeaux, South West, Libourne, France

MAIN APPELLATIONS 
By type of wine: Red and rosé

Vins rouges Malbec

Single varietal in Anjou, Anjour Saumur, Anjou-Village Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon. Blended in Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux...

Vins rosés Malbec

Cabernet- d’Anjou, Bourgueil, Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon

SHALL WE TASTE?
In the galss

Vins rouges Malbec

REDS

When a single grape variety (Loire): colourful wine, intense garnet-red in its youth. Aromatic palette of red and black fruits, undergrowth and vegetation (green pepper is a sign of a lack of maturity). In the mouth, varies between a supple and a structured cuvée with firm tannins. Blended, it brings suppleness and fruitiness.

ROSés

Not very strong coloured but medium tannin rosé, very fragrant. Aromas of red fruits, undergrowth and smoke. The fruit explodes in the mouth.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS
Pinot Gris with your meals

Vins rouges Malbec

REDS

Fine charcuterie (terrine, pâté crust, rillettes...). Duck breast or duck confit, confit, beefsteak, roast beef. Barbecue : Grilled red meat.

ROSés

Aperitif. Tapas with cold cuts (cured ham, dry sausage), grilled fish a la plancha, savoury tarts, stuffed vegetables...

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Red Wine / France / Loire / St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC / 12,5 % vol / 100% Cabernet-franc

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Rose Wine / France / South West France / Côtes de Gascogne IGP / 11,5 % vol

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Red Wine / France / Loire / St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC / 13 % vol / 100% Cabernet-franc

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Red Wine / France / Loire / St Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC / 14 % vol / 100% Cabernet-franc

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Red Wine / France / Loire / Saumur Champigny AOC / 13 % vol / 100% Cabernet-franc

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MORE INFORMATION

Cabernet Franc, the flagship grape variety of Touraine and Anjou. Known locally as Breton, this grape variety grows on a tuffeau soil, a white clayey-limestone soil, which makes it possible to produce wines that are quite solid and can be kept for a long time (10 years for the best vintages). It thus offers fine, supple, very fruity wines which improve with age. It can also be found vinified as a semi-dry rosé, associated with Cabernet Sauvignon. These are rarer, sweet and fruity wines that can only be found in Maine et Loire.

Also known as regionally: Bouchet, Gros Bouchet (St Émilion and Pomerol), Bouchy (Madiran), Breton (Tourraine, Saumur), Acheria (Pyrenees), Ondarrabi, Hondarrabi Beltza, Noir de Fontarrabie (Basque Country), Noir Dur (Orléans), Véronais, Petit Véronnais, Gros Cabernet, Carmenet, Grosse Vidure.