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2014 Laporte Le Bouquet France Cabernet Franc

2014 Laporte Le Bouquet France Cabernet Franc Zoom

This French beauty offers notes of ripe cherry, cranberry, herbs de Provence and crushed stone.

Varietal: Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2014
Brand: Laporte
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About This Wine

It all began with a big rainstorm in 1990.

Sludge descended from the Bourgeois family’s vineyard in France’s Loire Valley, and the people whose properties were inundated were not happy. They told the Bourgeoises that they needed to do something “to protect the earth and leave it clean for our children.”

The family did not grow defensive. Rather, they took the words to heart, and immediately embraced the concept of organic viticulture. They ceased the use of herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and ultimately achieved all the requirements to attain organic certification. It requires much more work in the vineyard, but the results show up in the wine.

The 2014 Laporte Cabernet Franc, known as “Le Bouquet,” is a delicious example. Aromatic, delicate and easy to drink, it demonstrates what can be achieved when Mother Nature is respected and revered, rather than ignored, in the vineyard.

About Cabernet Franc

Lighter, less tannic wine with more fruit than Cabernet Sauvignon, with which it is often blended. Flavors of teas leaves, blackcurrant, strawberry and chocolate.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Franc
  • Grape Source:France’s Loire Valley
  • Aromas & Flavors:Ripe Cherry, Cranberry, and Hints of Herbs de Provence and Crushed Stone
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2018
  • Food Pairing Suggestionroasted chicken with garlic herb butter and onions.

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  • Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
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