These are some of the properties and characteristics of the Cabernet Franc grape:
- It matures before Cabernet Sauvignon but still later in the season.
- Susceptible to powdery mildew. This variety has a thick skin so rot seldom occurs.
- The leaves are a lighter green in colour than the Cabernet Sauvignon.
- The bunches are small and loose.
If someone gives you a glass of wine and asks you what wine it is, here are characteristics that will help you identify the varietal:
Blackcurrants, strawberry, pencil shavings, olives, green pepper, chocolate.