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Cabernet Franc

The rise of Hungarian reds?

A radical shift in the way many Hungarian producers are approaching their red winemaking is creating an exciting segment to watch out for.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 1 Comment »

Cab Franc tipped to become Argentina’s ‘second most important variety’

Cabernet Franc has the potential to become one of Argentina’s most important grape varieties – second only to Malbec – believes one winemaker.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Doña Paula explores Argentine blends

Doña Paula has introduced a Cabernet Franc-based blend as its new winemaker steps up his quest for complexity and terroir expression.

Friday, September 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinon set to extend borders

Chinon producers have broadly welcomed a decision that will see the Loire’s largest red wine appellation and high profile source of Cabernet Franc expand its boundaries from the 2016 vintage.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Loire bounces back with 2014 vintage

Loire producers have welcomed some “delicious” wines from 2014 and a promising start to the 2015 growing season as they seek to recover from the problematic 2013 and 2012 vintages.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

The Loire in pictures

db dived into the Loire’s Cabernet Franc country last week, uncovering troglodyte mansions, medieval castles and some provocative natural wine.

Monday, June 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Argentina trials ancient Italian grape

Argentina’s Doña Paula winery has high hopes for an extremely rare Italian red grape called Casavecchia, which will be used as a blending partner for Malbec.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 2 Comments »

Chile’s premium wine opportunity: Merlot

Merlot will come back into fashion, and Chile could be the New World country to benefit the most, believes CEO of Santa Rita Estates, Andrés Lavados.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Critics drove Mouton to cut Cab Franc

Mouton Rothschild’s director Philippe Dhalluin has told how a negative critical response to his first vintage at the estate led him to reassess dramatically its use of Cabernet Franc in the blend.

Friday, February 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Cabernet Franc’s popularity set to ‘explode’

Australian winemaking consultant Brian Croser has predicted an imminent boom in the popularity of Cabernet Franc, especially from the New World.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 9 Comments »

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