Category Archives: cabernet franc

Dom. de La Noblaie Chinon 2012

Domaine de La Noblaie, AOC Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Touraine, France, 2012 The Chinon AOC straddles the Vienne river. Permitted varieties are cabernet franc (locally known as breton) and cabernet sauvgnon (max 10% in a blend with cabernet franc) for red and … Continue reading

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Sourdais Chinon 1993

Serge et Bruno Sourdais, AOC Chinon, Indre et Loire, Centre Val de Loire, France, 1993 The AOC Chinon region lies between the left bank of the Loire and towards the south encompassing both banks of the Vienne. Cabernet franc (aka breton) … Continue reading

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V. Rosa Cabernet d’Anjou 2015

Domaine de la Villa Rosa, AOC/AOP Cabernet d’Anjou, Loire, France, 2015 This appellation, situated mainly on the left, and a little on the right bank of the Loire, between Angers and Saumur, produces off to medium dry rose based on … Continue reading

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V. Rosa Saumur-Champigny 2015

Henri et Nadia Drouineau, Domaine de la Villa Rosa, Vielles Vignes, AOC/AOP Saumur-Champigny, Maine-et-Loire, France, 2015 This appellation is on the left bank of the Loire, centred on the town of Saumur.  Soils are limestone-based, permitted varieties are cabernet franc and … Continue reading

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The Liberator Old Breton S.Africa 2014

The Liberator, Old Breton, Episode 5, W.O. Franschhoek, South Africa, 2014 Breton is Loire(ish) for cabernet franc. This wine: varietal cabernet franc, coated cork closure, 14%, Delilah £18 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a nose of rich ripe red berries, then … Continue reading

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Dom. de Vallettes St Nicolas de Bourgeuil 2012

Domaine des Vallettes, AOC/AOP Sant Nicolas de Bourgeuil, Loire, France, 2012 This red/rose appellation is in the Touraine, along with Chinon and Bourgeuil, all showing similar styles, which are difficult to differentiate. It is on the right bank of the Loire, … Continue reading

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Les Nivieres Saumur Cabernet franc 2014

Les Nivieres, Cabernet franc, AOC/AOP Saumur, Maine et Loire, France, 2014 Saumur – is a sub-region of Anjou, which encompasses other appellations including Bonnezaux, Coteaux de Layon, Quarts de Chaume and Savennieres.  Saumur is an appellation of the left (south) … Continue reading

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