The area to the east of the Bordeaux
region east of Saint-Émilion
was classified as an appellation in 1967 under the name Côtes de Francs
. It applies to red, rosé and white wines. In 2009 the roof appellation Côtes de Bordeaux
and changed the name to Francs - Côtes die Bordeaux
. The vineyards cover 500 hectares of vineyards, planted with the red wine varieties Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (25% each), and the white wine varieties Sémillon (60%), Sauvignon Blanc and Muscedalle (20% each). Well known wineries are Château de Francs, Château Laclaverie, Château La Prade, Château Marsau and Château Puygueraud.