Cabernet Franc

Argentina has its Malbec, Chile its Carmenere – is Cabernet Franc the future black grape of South Africa? Probably not but it’s increasingly being recognised as yet another Bordeaux grape variety which does better in sunny Southern climes than it does in its homeland of France. Older than Cabernet Sauvignon but less known, South African winemakers are treating Cab Franc with ever-growing confidence and respect.