varietal is one of the essential red wines grape of Bordeaux where it is often blended with
Cabernet Franc is planted in the cooler, more or less humid climates and on sandy and argillaceous soils, Cabernet-Franc's grapes are thinner-skinned, earlier ripening with lower overall
Cabernet-Sauvignon. Although quite similar in
structure and to
cabernet franc is not quite as
full-bodied and has fewer tannins and less acid.
Cabernet Franc is, however, more aromatic and herbaceous. The flavour profile of Cabernet-Franc may be primarily red fruits: strawberry, raspberry, cherry and plum. Cabernet-Franc is also grown in other regions such as the Loire valley in the Chinon, Saumur-Champigny and Bourgueil districts.