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Haynes, Hanson & Clark, £14.95) is gorgeous.Plant cabernet franc somewhere warmer and you get a plusher wine, but one that is still aromatic.

That’s why winemakers in countries like South Africa and Argentina have been quietly getting into cabernet franc – winemakers love the hedonistic kick of perfume you get from this grape.

Bruwer Raats is a flag-bearer for cabernet franc in the Cape. He’s been focusing on it for more than 20 years and makes delightful wines – try Raats Family Wines Jasper 2019 (Handford, £20.99) which is a blend of 53 per cent cabernet franc with malbec, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot.

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