Definition of Cabernet Franc in English:

Cabernet Franc

Line breaks: Cab¦er|net Franc
Pronunciation: /frɒ̃
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of black wine grape grown chiefly in parts of the Loire Valley and NE Italy.
More example sentences
  • Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot predominate, and the cooler climate here upriver tends to result in light versions of red, and some rosé, Bordeaux.
  • For example, did you know that the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the result of a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
  • Malbec is a grape often blended with other reds, typically the Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
1.1A red wine made from the Cabernet Franc grape.
More example sentences
  • A handful of varietal Cabernet Francs are bottled in California today but the majority of the state's crop is used in Meritage like blends.
  • Loire Cabernet Francs have brighter fruit characters, such as red cherry and red raspberry.
  • The Merlot gives it a much fuller flavor than most Cabernet Francs, but it is still smooth, with light tannins.

Origin

French.

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