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Francs - Cotes de Bordeaux

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.

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