Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc Grapes

Cabernet Franc has two important roles in French wine. First, it is the principle red grape variety of the Loire Valley. In appellations like Saumur-Champigny, Chinon, Bourgueil and Anjou-Villages it produces a light, fragrant, structured red which is both delicious young and capable of developing amazing complexity over many years. Second, Cabernet Franc is an important grape in Bordeaux, where it is blended with other grape varieties, especially on the right bank in St-Emilion. Indeed, it is the main part of the blend for arguably Bordeaux’s greatest wine, Château Cheval Blanc. Outside France, it has yet to catch on to any great extent, but as the fashion moves away from super-ripe wines, it is beginning to gain ground.

About Us

We sell wine that offers quality and value at every level, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Read more about us.

Awards & Press Our Latest Awards

Decanter Best Specialist Retailer USA 2022,  Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year 2019 for our USA range.

Decanter Retailer Awards | Best USA Specialist
International Wine Challenge 2019 | Specialist Merchant of the Year USA

Roberson has 'bust out dancing' from the pandemic, its USA range outstanding in California but also beyond, and its achingly cool events featuring Californian tacos, live graffiti and 'the sweet beat of retro vinyl'.

Decanter Retailer Awards 2022