Let's Be Franc
Sat, Feb 09 | Wine 101

Let's Be Franc

Cabernet Sauvignon is always in the spotlight, but did you know that Cabernet Franc is the real OG Cabernet??
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Time & Location

Feb 09, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Wine 101, 1220 Whitney Ave c, Hamden, CT 06517, USA

About the Event

For years, Cabernet Franc has always taken the back seat in relation to other more "mainstream" varietals — often blended with bigger name grapes like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create gorgeous wines. But in recent years, it has come into its own as a stand-alone varietal.

But did you know that CabFranc is the parent grape along with Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon?? DNA analysis showed that Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc actually combined to produce Cabernet Sauvignon. That means that this is an old varietal, and one that has had a deep impact on the world of wine.

Cabernet Franc is grown all over the world, but it’s most famous in its native France. In Bordeaux, the early-ripening grape is most important as a blending component with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, while in the Loire Valley it takes center stage.

During this class we will explore CabFranc in it's many iterations, with attention to:

  • The Difference in styles created in the Loire Valley AoC's of Chinon, Anjou and Bourgueil.
  • New World variations from California
  • How Cab Franc differs in the southern hemisphere countries of Argentina (more notable for Malbec) and Chile

$30 per person includes your class, light cheese, and crackers to accompany the tasting and $15 gift certificate to purchase wines after the class.

This is a wine appreciation class to further educate your palate by tasting a variety of wines in a professional manner.

You must be 21+ years of age to purchase a ticket.

Classroom size is limited to only 10 people to encourage more in-depth discussion and analysis, so please RSVP early.

You must purchase your tickets early online through our website.

Facebook "Likes" or responses will not be accepted as an RSVP.

Please refrain from cell phone use during the presentation to be respectful of those who are attending to learn more about wine appreciation.

Critical discussion is encouraged, but please be aware and respectful of other students' opinions and assessments of the wines. Wine is subjective and personal to each individual's palate.

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