This is the ultimate complementary grape variety. It is characterized by early maturity and elegant tannins. It is medium-colored, adding freshness and aromatic complexity with raspberry and violet notes. Its secret is small berries that produce wines high in polyphenols, with esteemed aging capacity and finesse.
Cabernet Franc is a gift from Spain.
The oldest of our Bordeaux varieties, from the Spanish Basque country, took over southwest France during the global warming following the last Ice Age. It is known as Bouchet in Saint-Émilion, Bouchy in Pyrenées Atlantique, and Breton in the Loire Valley.