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Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux

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.

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