Cabernet Franc

Weekend wine: Loma Larga Cabernet Franc 2014

Weekend wine: Loma Larga Cabernet Franc 2014

Looking for a wine with some oomph for the weekend? Well, here’s one I can wholeheartedly recommend: Loma Larga Cabernet Franc 2014.  I must confess that Cabernet Franc has become one of my favourite varieties of late. It may be more subtle than its flashy offspring Cabernet Sauvignon but it’s beautifully aromatic and quite versatile.…

Tasting French wine – Loire Cabernet Franc

Tasting French wine – Loire Cabernet Franc

It ranks 17th in the world in terms of number of hectares planted and yet it barely registers as an option when people are deciding what red wine to buy. Why is this? Perhaps it’s just less flashy than its flashier offspring, the deeper coloured Cabernet Sauvignon, and more structured than the soft, plummy Merlot,…