The signature red wine from one of our top producers, Domaine du Petit Clocher in the Loire Valley.
Uncommon in Singapore, this red is made of 100% Cabernet Franc which gives it a leafy, fragrant nose and a light body. Cabernet Franc is used in Bordeaux blends for aroma and structure, but generally plays a supporting role to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (bit of trivia, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents to Cabernet Sauvignon).
In its spiritual home the Loire Valley however, Cabernet Franc is vinified on its own and expresses every bit of its lush, leafy personality (the Loire is also spiritual home to Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc's sister white wine).
This is a particularly food friendly wine profile, and Cabernet Franc is a staple of bistros all over Paris. A rare red wine that does not just go well with red meats - in fact its herbiness sets off vegetables very well, and its light body complements white meats and even fish.
Compare against our Brunel de la Gardine Côtes du Rhône Rouge from the hotter Rhône Valley to see the effect of latitude and climate on red wines.