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Wonderful Cabernet Franc

Let’s hear it for Cabernet Franc

One of France’s most under-rated wine areas is the Loire; one of the most under-rated of all grapes – particularly for summer drinking – is Cabernet Franc. I love its cool, raspberry-accented, red fruit character and its leafy, even tobacco notes on the finish.

The other night I drank the Domaine de la Croix de Chaintres Saumur-Champigny made by Fredrik Filliatreau and his sister Christina on a ‘biologically oriented’ 18 hectare Loire estate very close to the river and just south of Saumur.

Fred Filliatreau

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