Wines Cabernet Franc

Wines Cabernet Franc
Lafitte got its name from the plateau on which vines were first planted in 1365.

When Daniel and Florence Cathiard, both champion skiers who competed in the Olympics, bought the winery in 1990, they invested massively in redesign and modernization, moving towards a more biodynamic approach including abandoning mechanical harvesting for handpicking their grapes.

The 67 hectare Pessac Leognan vineyard produces both red and white wine. A large part, 56 hectares, are used for their reds.

The Cabernet Franc Grape

Cabernet Franc is a bit of a heavyweight in the wine world: a global black grape variety, principally grown for blending in the Bordeaux style, a single varietal particularly in the Loire, France, and it is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripening a little earlier than its offspring, Cabernet Franc is often planted as an insurance in case Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t fully ripen. It is in the world’s Top 20 of grape varieties planted. Found in the USA, Canada (where it is getting a reputation as a great Ice Wine), China, Kazakhstan, the Southern Hemisphere New World and of course Europe.

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  1. Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge , 2018
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
    Delivery 2021

    From £489.00 per case

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