Cabernet Franc is perhaps best known as one of the minor grapes blended with Cabernet and Merlot in the Bordeaux region. When vinified on its own, however, it produces light-to-medium bodied wines, often with bright fruit flavors and pleasantly vegetal and/or gamey nuances. With lowish tannins, velvety mouth feel and that classic meaty “funk”, Chinon is perfect for Thanksgiving, and what I’ll be serving this year. Also look for Cabernet Franc wines from the Bourgueil, Saumur-Champigny and Anjou regions.
Also pairs well with Asian Food, charcuterie, cheese, game birds, pork, poultry, tofu, vegetables.
- Category Red Wine
- Varietal Cabernet Franc
- Region Loire Valley France