Definition of Cabernet Franc in English:

Share this entry

Cabernet Franc

Pronunciation: /frɒ̃/

noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of black wine grape grown chiefly in parts of the Loire Valley and NE Italy.
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.
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Cab¦er|net Franc

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.