...broad-textured, deeply fruity wine is also generously spiced with oak. It shows tempting black-cherry and blackberry flavors, as well as plentiful vanilla, nutmeg and milk chocolate accents. These flavors are housed on a richly tannic texture and lead to a spicy finish.
This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.