Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is one of the most important red grape varieties in the world. It is grown primarily for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in a Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified on its own.
origin probably Bordeaux, France
ancestry Selected from wild vines
Global Vineyard Area 53,599 Hectares / 1.16%
other names Achéria, Ardounet, Bidure, Bordeaux, Bordo, Boubet, Bouchet Franc or Gros Bouchet, Bouchy, Breton, Cabernet Gris, Cabrunet, Capbreton Rouge, Carmenet, Couahort, Plant Breton or Plant de l'Abbé Breton, Sable Rouge, Trouchet, Véron , Vidure, Vidure, Grosse Vidure, Aceria, Arrouya, Burdeas Tinto, Cabernet, Cabernet Aunis, Cabernet Franco, Fer Servandou, Gamput, Grosse Vidure, Hartling, Kaberne Fran, Messanges Rouge, Morenoa, Noir Dur, Petit Fer, Petit Viodure, Petite Vidure, Petite Vignedure, Véron Bouchy, Véronais.
bunch of grapes Medium sized; round, moderately compact, with bluish-black clusters
Blatt Five to seven deep lobes
maturing time Very late
ideal floor Tonlehm
wine characteristics
Cabernet Franc is usually light in color and produces wines of the same intensity and richness. Cabernet Franc has a more pronounced aroma with notes of raspberry, blackcurrant, violet and graphite.
wine regions
France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Canada, USA, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, China, Kazakhstan