The area in the east of the region Bordeaux
east of Saint-Emilion
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 Cotes de Bordeaux
created and the name changed to Francs - Côtes the Bordeaux
. The vineyards cover 500 hectares of vines, which are planted with the red varieties Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (25% each), as well as with the white 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.