Question: I like Cabernet Franc wines from Ontario and BC. Planning a trip this year to France and Spain and wonder under what grape variety name it will be there?
Answer: Probably Cabernet Franc which now has become a pretty universally recognized grape variety. However, as for many grapes there often is a local synonym. Check out the tome Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson et al for a well-researched guide to 1368 varieties. CABERNET FRANC is a prominent grape on the Right Bank of Bordeaux (including St. Emilion & Pomerol) known as BOUCHET, in the Loire Valley as BRETON, and Basque Country in Spain as ACHERIA. Safe travels. Hope this helps.
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