Grapes, Vines & Wines

Cabernet Franc is a Noble Grape

Category: Grapes, Vines & Wines

Published: 06 March 2020

We love making wine with the Cabernet Franc grape. Inevitably, we're often asked, what's cab franc?  Here's your primer.

The Cabernet Franc grape is one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Sauvignon Blanc. It's also one of the five Noble Grapes of Bordeaux.

Cab Franc is often used to blend with other varietals in Bordeaux-style red wines and can also make a stunning single vineyard red wine, or as they do in the Loire Valley, a stunning rosé. We make both styles at Majuscule using 100% Cab Franc in both.

As a red wine, Cab Franc is medium-bodied with moderate tannins. The flavors are defined by a balance of red fruits, herbs and peppery earthiness. It has a medium acidity that makes it refreshingly easy-to-drink.

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