I usually try to pick a wine of the week that’s available at the LCBO, but I had to make an exception for this week’s wine. Last weekend I visited the Grange of Prince Edward Winery in Prince Edward County and tasted their Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc red wine grape that’s usually used in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make a Bordeaux style wine. But you can find a lot of great Cabernet Franc’s on their own in North America, particularly in the Ontario wine region. Not being very familiar with this wine varietal, I decided that in 2019 I should start trying more Cabernet Franc. So, I’ve been trying different Ontario Cabernet Franc’s but none of them were convincing me this was my type of wine…until I tried the Grange of Prince Edward Cabernet Franc!
The Grange of Prince Edward Cabernet Franc is a really lovely medium-bodied red wine. It has medium levels of tannin and acidity and the perfect mouthful of fruit flavours. This Cabernet Franc bursts with bright flavours of raspberry and cherry that’s finished off with smooth smoky leather notes. After tasting the Grange of Prince Edward Cabernet Franc, I finally understood why wine enthusiasts love this varietal. I found my Cab Franc! And I have not doubt that you will love it too! The Grange of Prince Edward Cabernet Franc is not available at the LCBO, but it can be purchased through the online store or directly at the winery. The Grange Winery is just as lovely as their wines, so it’s the perfect excuse to make a visit!