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WAKING A SLEEPING BEAUTY

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DENNIS GASTIN

JANCIS Robinson introduces her chapter on cabernet franc in her much venerated Vines, Grapes and Wine reference guide saying that it “languishes in the shadow of the much more revered cabernet sauvignon”. But she adds that “no grape primarily responsible for Chateau Cheval Blanc can be dismissed so summarily”. She further notes that “it is capable of producing truly great wine in St. Emilion and some very good ones in the middle Loire”.
In Australia, cabernet franc has not been ignored, but it has certainly been a “sleepy” variety.

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