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The Perfect Summer Red: Meet Cabernet Franc

The Perfect Summer Red: Meet Cabernet Franc

Are you tired of the same old summer sips? Looking for something a bit more exciting than your typical white wine or rosé? Well, look no further, because Cabernet Franc is here to shake up your summer drinking routine!

What makes Cab Franc the perfect summer red?

First off, let's talk about the flavor profile of Cabernet Franc. This red wine is known for its light to medium body, making it a great option for those hot summer days when you want something refreshing but still full of flavor. With notes of bright red fruits, herbs, and a hint of spice, Cab Franc is like a herbal fruit salad in a glass!

Pairing Cab Franc with summer fare

ic: Grilled chicken and summer vegetables

Not only does Cabernet Franc taste great on its own, but it also pairs perfectly with all your favorite summer dishes. From grilled veggies to BBQ chicken and fresh salads, Cab Franc can hold its own against a variety of flavors. Fire up the grill and pour yourself a glass of this versatile red!

Chill out with Cab Franc

Chilled? Yes! Most Cabernet Francs can be served slightly chilled (as long as they are not overly tannic), making it the ideal summer red. Pop that bottle in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes before serving, and you'll have a cool, refreshing glass of wine that's perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening.

So, if you're looking to switch up your summer wine game, give Cabernet Franc a try. With its light body, fruity flavors, and versatility, it's the perfect red wine for those hot summer days and nights.

Our fave Cab Franc this summer

Domaine de Pallus | Chinon
Domaine de Pallus | 'Les Pensées' Chinon

We should all be talking more about Cabernet Franc! Pronounced /frank/, as in the memorable wedding planner from Father of the Bride. Frankly, or francly 😉, this is a beautiful alternative to the hordes of Cabernet Sauvignon (no disrespect!) available this time of year. It’s grippy and satisfying, but stays light on its feet. Flooded with big cheery, cherry juice and a bit of green bell pepper, there is a freshness that is both gentle and austere. The flagship cuvée 'Les Pensées' represents a blend of the small family estate’s soils. It’s like a friendly Bordeaux.

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