Cabernet Franc is primarily grown in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley in France. It is believed to have been planted in the southwest of France in the 17th century. Cabernet Franc is a Bordeaux grape usually blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Some of the most expensive red Bordeaux wines from the Right Bank, however, contain more than 45 percent Cabernet Franc. A very important grape variety, it is vinified alone in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is also grown in Italy, Spain, the United States, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand.
Cabernet Franc is medium bodied, with blackcurrant, raspberry, plums, herbaceous, vegetal, leather, earthy, oak and cedar notes. It is best consumed in four to twelve years.
Cabernet Franc is best paired with grilled vegetables like eggplant and zucchini and tomato-based dishes. It also accompanies lighter meats such as chicken, turkey, smoked ham, pork tenderloin, veal and grilled salmon as well as game birds.
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