cabernet franc

  1. The Wonderful World of Loire Wines

    A castle and vineyard in the Loire Valley

    As a general rule, the best summer wines hail from growing regions that are cold.  This makes sense, as cooler climates result in grapes that are less ripe, and therefore lighter in body and higher in acidity.  One region that never seems to fail at people-pleasing is the Loire Valley in northwestern France.

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  2. The Art of Blending

    Red Wine Blending

    Blending is the art of bringing varietals together to establish a harmony of flavors and aromas by adding complexity, depth, and balance to a wine. Accentuating that the sum is greater than the parts.

    A classic Meritage is blended from three or more of the five noble grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. Each varietal brings special qualities and components to the wine.

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