Do you ever wonder how we ended up with so many grape varietals?Grapes close up

Well, I am not about to tell you, but I am going to tell you about what happened when the tasty, fruity Sauvignon Blanc Grape met the sophisticated Cabernet Franc varietal and produced an offspring…can you guess it?

Cabernet Sauvignon of course!

Yes, it’s true, that grape we all know and love.  In Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.  The Cabernet Sauvignon gives a more fruity flavour whilst the Cabernet Franc is lighter and can smack a vegetal strike which is why it is often used in blending.

Read More about different grapes in Hannibal’s Encyclopaedia.

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