For those who, like me, love Cabernet Franc wines, I have some great news. Soon, Lovers Leap, in Lawrenceburg, will be releasing an exceptional vintage of their new Cabernet Franc. While visiting the winery Saturday afternoon, we were treated to an early taste of the wine. Like other great Cabernet Francs, this wine has a clear garnet color, with flavors and aromas of ripe berries, and a long finish. Lovers Leap plans to share this wine during the McConnell Springs Barrel Tasting on March 30, and will be releasing it soon after. I can’t wait to bring home a bottle (or more).
The Cabernet Franc grape has a dark skin and likes the growing conditions in Kentucky. It is the parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon. Many wineries overlook the potential of this grape, and use it for blending. Wineries, who offer Cabernet Franc as a varietal, are pleased with the finished product. Visitors become fans of the wine. Brian Sivinski, the owner of Lovers Leap, shared this photo of his Cabernet Franc grapes at harvest.This entry was posted in Kentucky Wineries by admin