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Lovingston Cabernet Franc

Lovingston Cabernet Franc Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Displaying a rich, dark garnet color – a testament to our labor-intensive all-night punchdowns – our 2005 Cabernet Franc gives strong aromas of cherries, plums, and other dark red fruits. Very smooth on the palate, the wine’s well-integrated tannins with the balanced varietal character makes it an easy-drinking, food-friendly wine. The fruit maturity at time of harvest prevents our Cab Franc from showing any herbaceous or “green vegetable” characteristics. Aged in 40% first-year, 40% second-year, and 20% third-year French oak, this wine has the potential for extended cellaring.

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.


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