Ad Francos 2009

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Château Ad Francos

Approximately 6,000 bottles per vintage, no more!

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Château Ad Francos

Viviane and André Vossen sold contemporary furniture and light fittings via the company Quattro BNLF (Hoegaarden) before they fell in love with a ruined castle set in the heart of the village of Francs, in Gironde. Dividing their time between Belgium and France, they meticulously restored Château Ad Francos and "dressed" this age-old place with creations by leading designers. Irony of history: the family of Michel Rolland, the star oenologist of Bordeaux (and elsewhere), lived here for almost two centuries. In 2008, the couple decided to restore the wine cellar, acquired seven hectares of vines (one hectare of white grapes has since been added) and started producing great Bordeaux wines.

Ad Francos

One hectare of Merlot was selected, after soil analysis, to produce the Ad Francos premium cuvée ("Chez les Francs"). The vines on this plot have an average age of 40 years and the yield is limited to 35 hl/ha. The layout of their property has enabled the new owners to create a gravity-flow vinification cellar: as it is set level with the hillside, the harvested grapes are taken to the tanks and casks without the use of pumps. Ad Francos is vinified entirely in new casks, which are turned regularly so as to optimise extraction. 

   Deep garnet red robe.

   Highly expressive nose, dominated by crystallised black fruits with a discreet note of leather.

   Concentrated and structured, with tannins prepared for keeping.

   An entrecote steak with pepper sauce; a fine piece of game.

   17-18°C.

Data sheet

CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
DomainChâteau Ad Francos
CuvéeAd Francos
Vintage2009
AppellationAOP Francs Côtes de Bordeaux
Colourred
Characterdry
Dominant grape varietyMerlot
Blend100% Merlot
Bottle size75 cl
Alcohol13.5%
Aging potential10 years

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Ad Francos 2009

Ad Francos 2009

Château Ad Francos

Approximately 6,000 bottles per vintage, no more!

Powerful - Woody

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