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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Cabernet Franc like 'red sangria'!

2009 Loire Cabernet Franc@Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil

There is an interesting debate here on Dr Vino about the merits and demerits of Cabernet Franc following some outspoken comments by a columnist in the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Frankly the more people, who detest the lovely wines made by producers like Yannick Amirault, Pierre-Jacques Druet, Frédéric Mabileau, Château de Coulaine, Domaine de la Noblaie, Antoine Sanzay, the Foucault brothers, Château de Villeneuve to name but a few, the better as it helps to keep prices at an affordable level.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vive le cabernet Franc! Fruity and quaffable as a young saumur-champigny, or a more complex, like a vintage bourgueil or chinon, I love this grape. Honni soit qui mal y pense, and like you said, the more people who don't acknowledge this, the more affordable the wines.

Hervé

Anonymous said...

This bl.... man Beppi whoever really annoys me. I have written to him a couple of times about his writings etc. I have just emailed again, this guy is out to lunch.

Alberta Bob

Jim's Loire said...

Bob. I would leave Beppi out to lunch – and dinner as well. He clearly doesn't know his arse from his elbow.