Cabernet Franc is known as one of the famous five red varieties from Bordeaux. It is widely planted, but holds more prominence on the right bank, where it is blended with Merlot to produce some of the most spectacular (and expensive) wines in the world. On the left bank, it can be used to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Elsewhere in France it is made as a straight varietal in the Loire's, Chinon. In Australia it is well established as a blending variety, but is also being made as a varietal wine. Cabernet Franc by itself produces a fragrant, peppery wine with distinct berry (mainly blueberry, raspberry and sometimes plum), tobacco and cassis.