Think of this as the Cabernet Sauvignon’s feminine side; that same mix of ripe cassis & green herbaceousness but in a somewhat lighter, flirtier body, free of those big tannic restraints. Originally from Bordeaux where it plays a part in the blend, it shines on its own in the Loire Valley & is becoming increasingly popular in the US & South Africa.

Try me if you like: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot