Cabernet Franc is a grape of Bordeaux origin, widely used today around the world, often vinified in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and / or Merlot. This vine has spread mainly in France - in Bordeaux and in the Loire Valley - while in Italy is located mainly in Veneto, Trentino, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Brescia. is characterized by medium leaf, five-lobed; medium cluster, pyramid, sparse, winged; berries of different sizes because of the difficulty of pollination, usually medium, spheroid, with pruinose skin, very durable and blue-black. Harvest runs from late September to early October. It has good vigor and average productivity, not always constant in cold climates, and more abundant in warm climates.
Synonyms: burgundy, french cabernet, cabonet, gros cabernet, grosse vidure. In the past, mistakenly, it was confused especially with carmenère, which instead is a vine with its own identity.