#CabernetFranc – #WineWednesday

Cabernet Franc - Asheville Wine Wednesday

At Hopey and Co., we have been adding and will continue to add selections of Cabernet Franc. This interesting grape is a strangely unrecognized varietal, yet it is widely planted in France, as well in nearly every other wine producing country. In the past 100 years, it has taken a back seat to the illustrious Cabernet Sauvignon, which is actually a cross between Cab Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.

As interesting as this may be, I bring up Cabernet Franc because it is a great summer-time red for those who tend¬†toward big, bold red wines. This is due to fact that it passed down the deep berries, herbaceous spice, and tobacco to Cabernet Sauvignon… but with a soft side. Cab Franc’s delicate fragrance, lower acidity, and softer tannins make it the Cab lover’s summer Cab.