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Alouette Cabernet Franc

Alouette Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Our 100% estate Cabernet Franc. Alouette has a big chocolate nose and then explodes with blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, and subtle spice hints. This is a fantastic steak wine but also works superbly with chocolate goodies. ** Silver Medal Winner, 2007 Vinifera Wine Growers Competition, Silver Medal Winner, Hilton Head Island International Wine Competition 2007 (Vintage 2005). **

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


Monica says...
This is a very good cabernet. The grapes get a good start growing in the Barbersville Vineyard and Three Fox does a great job producing wine from the grapes. The wine has a nice full-bodied cherry taste, but light tannins at the finish. This is a wine for red wine drinkers who perfer string wines.

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