Boutinot, Portraits of America Cabernet Franc
Rich and brooding fruit greets the palate. Dark, leafy, and generous with breadth and depth on the long finish. The grapes are harvested from 'old vines' (45 years) sourced from the single biggest Cabernet Franc vineyard in the world located in Lodi, Central California. The wine has spent just two months on oak to enable the true flavours and characters of the Cabernet Franc to shine through. Portraits of America is a range of classic Californian wines captured in classic and contemporary American art themes.
Ideal with vegetarian dishes such as grilled eggplant or zucchini, green peppers (capsicums), cabbage, or herbs (particularly sage, thyme, rosemary or saffron). A versatile wine that is also fantastic with tomato-based dishes; lighter meats such as turkey or chicken, along with game meats like duck; and richer beef-based dishes like steak or veal.
Boutinot Wines is one of the leading UK-based distributors of quality wines from around the world. Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing our offering from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material and site-specific fruit. The current range of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California to which Samantha Bailey brings her esteemed palate and decades experience to hone these elements into the brightest wines of The Sunshine State.