Cabernet Franc is one of the great, noble grape varieties. Used in Bordeaux as a blending grape with cabernet sauvignon and merlot, in the Loire Valley, it is the star—the source of the best red wines from the region. And no better red wines come from the Loire than the ones from Chinon. Nestled on the Loire River in Touraine, Chinon is known for it’s soft and elegant wines. Bursting with raspberry, violet, cassis, and a spicy/briary flavor, the Hérault is delicious—beautiful with bistro fare including onion soup and a Croque Monsieur!
VARIETY: Cabernet Franc
REGION: Chinon, Loire Valley, France