Also known as: Cabernet Franc, Bouchet, Bouchy, Brenton, Breton, Cabernet Frank, Carmenet, Gros Bouchet, Grosse Vidure and Vernon Bordo.
Characteristics: As a vintage, produces a pleasant red wine with flavors of black currant, fruit, floral, plum, spice, and oak with gentle tannins. As a varietal, produces a light red wine with the aroma and flavor of blueberries.
Serving temperature: Serve at a temperature of 64.4º-68º F.
Food pairings: Italian Pancetta, cannelloni with meat, Chinese Tea duck, Chinese Peking duck, meat couscous, Gyros, Tandoori, lasagna, middle eastern cuisine, chicken pâté, goose pâté, veal pâté, pork pâté, poultry pâté, vegetable pâté, pizza, poultry, spinach soufflé, and meat Tajines.