Grapes: Cabernet Franc –Parent grape, with Sauvignon Blanc, of Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape can be found as far back as the 17th century. Grows well in this region.
Taste/Nose: A blast of fruit in front with a mellow, quick finish. Woody/oak overtones, perhaps even a bit of almond on the nose.
Food Pair: Lamb/Pork/Veal lighter meals, anti pasta, richer shellfish.
Label: Photo taken by Gene’s nephew David of buildings in Rocco Cilento, Italy.
Misc: This wine is so soft that many who prefer sweet wine also like it.
Fun Fact: Cabernet Franc yields less grapes per acreage than Cabernet Sauvignon, another reason when you see it, it is often more expensive. Often used for blending with Cab Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style.