This vine certainly is related to Cabernet Sauvignon and is its usual partner above all in the so-called Taglio Bordolese, where it is blended together with Merlot. It is native to the Bordeaux area, but is widespread in many wine-growing countries of the world, for example throughout North America, in Chile and Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In Italy it is vinified alone with some success and appreciation in the Bolgheri area, in Tuscany and in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Cabernet Franc resists rather well to rigid climates and is earlier than Cabernet sauvignon, compared to which it is less tannic, in fact for this reason it is often used to give balance to wines. From a sensorial point of view, Cabernet Franc is one of the easiest red wines to recognize, in fact it is unmistakable with its smoky and peppery notes. If the grapes have reached excellent ripeness, the wine is elegant, with a good structure, with a fine and dry taste and a good alcohol content which lends itself well to accompanying strong and tasty dishes such as roast pork and noble game. D a Vinopuro you will find a wide selection of bottles of Cabernet Franc wine of the highest quality.
Cabernet Franc is a grape very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon , with which it is related, but differs in being less tannic. It comes from France, more precisely from the Bordeaux area and in Italy it is mainly produced in the areas of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Tuscany. From Cabernet Franc derives a wine with a ruby red color, and herbaceous and fruity hints can be perceived on the palate, while it has a tannic body. This vine can boast numerous DOC, DOCG and IGT denominations.
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