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Syndicat Viticole Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

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Syndicat Viticole Francs Côtes de Bordeaux
Route du Relais de Poste
33570 SAINT-CIBARD

05 57 40 66 58

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The Côtes de Francs appellation was recognised as an AOC by the INAO in 1967. It has been called Francs Côtes de Bordeaux since 2008.

 

Situated about fifty kilometres north-east of Bordeaux, it is one of the smallest and most easterly of the department covering 525 hectares spread over 3 communes: Francs, Saint Cibard and Tayac. It is made up of 41 properties and 3 cooperative cellars.

 

Its terroir is made up in the south of limestone with asteries covered with limestone molasses known as "de l'agenais" and in the rest of the appellation of limestone molasses known as "du fronsadais".

 

The vineyard is planted with various grape varieties. For the red wines, Merlot is in the majority, as in the whole of Libourne, and presents between 50 and 60%. Next come Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, representing about 40 to 50%. As far as white wines are concerned, Semillon dominates with 60%, while Muscadelle and Sauvignon complete the range of grape varieties equally.

 

The annual production is on average :

  • 26,000 hl - 3,300,000 blles for the red Bordeaux Côtes de Francs
  • 144 hl - 19,000 bottles for Bordeaux Côtes de Francs dry white wine
  • 50 hl - 8,000 bottles for the Bordeaux Côte de Francs liqueur region

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