Loroque, Cabernet Franc 2017, Cité de Carcassonne IGP, France
Tasting Note: A hearty, straightforward cabernet franc to pair with an uncomplicated midweek meal.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, raspberry and hints of grass stalk.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc is round in texture with fruit flavors suggested on the nose.
The wine is supported by medium acidity and has slightly-green, medium tannin.
Bottle Note: Laroque [la roke] which means “the rock.” Is produced from vineyards located in the hills of the famous ancient fortified city of Carcassonne in southern France. The grapes used to make Laroque come from vineyards that have been making wine since the 6th century. Laroque is an easy-to-drink wine that combines the structure, minerality and dusty rose characteristics of cabernet franc with the lively, fruitiness of wines from the south of France. Laroque cabernet franc is a medium-bodied, fresh and fruity wine with luscious flavors of red berry fruits and vanilla. Enjoy it alone or paired with Mediterranean cuisine, pasta, lamb, chicken, pizzas and hamburgers.
Importer: Aquitaine USA LLC, Berkeley, California
Tasting Date: December 2, 2018