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Cabernet Franc is the lesser-known cousin of Cabernet Sauvignon, and produces wines that are similar in style, yet subtly different. The fruit spectrum is certainly the same – blackberry, blue plum, blueberry and lavender, but Cabernet Franc has slightly higher acidity and tends towards a green peppercorn kind of spiciness rather than Cab Sav’s charcoal and asphalt. The Fiegl ‘Villa Dugo’ is really excellent – it shows off that green pepper spice beautifully, with some other thyme and oregano herbal notes coming through with air. The black plum and blueberry fruit is nicely balanced with this, and overall the wine is medium-bodied, savoury and fresh.
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Wine Gallery – Cabernet Franc – Fiegl ‘Villa Dugo’ Cabernet Franc 2016