Cabernet Franc explored

A Row of old vine (around 70 years) Cabernet Franc at Jean Faure just after flowering

A plethora of information about Cabernet Sauvignon's parent, in France. Above, a row of old Cabernet Franc vines at Ch Jean Faure just after flowering.

Ch Jean Faure is a St-Émilion grand cru classé with 65% of the vineyard planted to Cabernet Franc and on 8 June held a symposium dedicated to the variety. Organised by Olivier Decelle and Marie-Laure Latorre, respectively owner and manager of the 18-ha (44-acre) estate, the event was designed to offer a platform for a wide-ranging discussion of this mercurial variety. ‘There’s plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas on terroir, organics or Merlot but very little...