DOING THE CLOCHER & LEARNING ABOUT CABERNET FRANC
Cabernet Franc produces Ontarioâ€™s best red wines so it makes senses to get acquainted with this varietal. Such as exploring the original from the Loire region in France. Especially as there is a really good example on the shelves of the LCBO.
Cab Franc is a shade leaner, drier and more rustic than its mate Sauvignon. Itâ€™s also less corporate and power hungry. Francâ€™s talent is refreshment, which comes with an appetizing edge, and the ability to satisfy with bistro foods. I call it back-street Cabernet â€“ lots of vigour and personality. Good enough to be poured at all the back-street bistros in Paris. Take the trip. Lightly chill.
DOMAINE DU PETIT CLOCHER 11 Anjou Red, Loire, France 293514 $15.05