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2 Stars Guide Hachette 2014

Nice ruby colour.
The nose reveals black fruits and violet hints.
The mouth is full-bodied, ropy and smooth, on ripe tannins.

Serve between 17-18° C with grilled rump steak or roast beef with seasonal vegetables. It will perfectly season a game terrine and nice platter of free range cheese.

Ageing capacity : 8-10 years

Ch de Francs, Cotes de Francs, Gold Medal, 2011

  • 70% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Franc / 10% Cabernet sauvignon Vineyard : Located on the uppermost hills of Gironde, this is the smallest appellation from Bordeaux and is situated 15km away from East of Saint-Emilion. Soil : parcels on chalky rocks (south eastern slopes, gravelly part) Surface : 18 ha Average Age Of The Vines7 to 25 years Vinification : Integrated farming. Double leaf-stripping. Thinning. Manual harvesting and sorting table. Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, with releases and pumping-over. 12 to 14-month ageing, 1/3 in 1-year barrel, the rest in stainless steel vats.

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