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Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned wine grape variety. As a varietal wine, Cabernet Franc is delicate and aromatic, especially when young. It shares many of the same characteristics as Cabernet Sauvignon, but differs in its distinct green, vegetal notes, which can range from leaves to garrigue to green peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to misidentify Cabernet Franc as immature Cabernet Sauvignon or even Carmenère.

In cooler winemaking regions, the variety exhibits graphite and red licorice notes, while warmer climates tend to have cigar and leather aromas. As an ice wine, Cabernet Franc produces intense aromas and flavors of strawberries. When combined with other grape varieties, it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spices for a softer and rounder mouthfeel. Cabernet Franc is lighter than Cabernet Sauvignon and produces a bright, pale red wine that contributes finesse and a peppery perfume when blended with more robust grapes. Depending on the growing region and wine style, additional aromas may include tobacco, raspberry, cassis and sometimes even violet. - Gerardo [TS01/23]

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Cabernet DOC 2022, Schreckbichl, Südtirol

Cabernet DOC 2022, Schreckbichl

Schreckbichl, South Tyrol
€ 10,95
14,60 €/L
´Andritz´ Collio Rosso DOC 2015, Sturm, Friaul

Andritz Collio Rosso DOC 2015, Sturm

Sturm, Friuli
€ 64,95
86,60 €/L
´Dunkl´ · Mitterberg Cuvee IGT 2020, Kellerei Meran, Südtirol

Dunkl · Mitterberg Cuvee IGT 2020, Kellerei Meran

Kellerei Meran, South Tyrol
€ 11,95
15,93 €/L
Cabernet-Sauvignon DOC 2021, Kellerei Tramin, Südtirol

Cabernet-Sauvignon DOC 2021, Kellerei Tramin

Kellerei Tramin, South Tyrol
€ 11,95
15,93 €/L
´Kastélt´ · Cabernet-Sauvignon Riserva DOC 2019, Schreckbichl, Südtirol

Kastélt · Cabernet-Sauvignon Riserva DOC 2019, Schreckbichl

Schreckbichl, South Tyrol
€ 17,95
23,93 €/L
´Lafòa´ · Cabernet-Sauvignon DOC 2018, Schreckbichl, Südtirol

Lafòa · Cabernet-Sauvignon DOC 2018, Schreckbichl

Schreckbichl, South Tyrol
€ 59,95
79,93 €/L