Cabernet Franc is revered for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is one of the parent grapes of two of the world’s most beloved reds: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Secondly, it has primarily been recognised as a small but essential element to the legendary blends of the Bordeaux region, where all these wines (along with Malbecs and others) originated. More recently, however, expert winemakers have begun to harness the grape’s distinctive taste in order to create excellent lone vinifications.
It is the complexity that makes buying Cabernet Franc wine online such a popular choice, and also what makes varietal-bottled Cabernet Francs an exciting tasting experience. Peppery, herbaceous aromas are common, along with accompanying black fruit flavours. Undoubtedly part of the reason aficionados are drawn to this wine is its healthy dose of addictive tannins. While just a few Bordeaux producers create single varietal Cab Francs, the Loire Valley’s excellent Chinon is one of the most widely appreciated and is excellent when aged.
The herbaceous, rich nature of Cabernet Franc makes it particularly suited for pairing with gamey meats such as venison, rabbit, lamb, and duck. With less robust food flavours, it creates a unique experience that may lead to a whole new appreciation of some of your favourite dishes.
One of our greatest joys at Annandale Cellars is introducing wine drinkers to varietals they may not usually consider. For those looking to buy Carbernet Franc wine online, we have a fine selection of single varietals and Cab Franc-heavy blends for both the novice and the seasoned Cabernet Franc drinker searching for a new experience. Many of these are wholly natural and preservative-free. Before you buy your next Cabernet Franc, call us on +61 (0)409819436 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you make a perfect choice.