Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC is the smaller (one quarter the size), more tranquil and more remote of the two areas (Castillon–Côtes de Bordeaux AOC being the other) in hills north of the Dordogne valley on the right banck of the Bordeaux region adjoining the Saint-Emilion satellites to the east which gained AOC status in 1989. The AOC was originally called Côtes de Francs until it became part of the Côtes de Bordeaux group in 2008. Mainly red wines plus a little white are produced.
Communes (3): Francs. | Saint-Cibard. | Tayac.
Vineyard area & wine production: 2002 22,781hl of red and 284hl of white from 536ha (Guide Hachette des Vins 2004, p.310).
Certified Biodynamic: Château Le Puy. | Château Pelan-Bellevue.
No certification: Château de Francs. | Château Franc-Cardinal. | Château la Prade. | Château Laclaverie. | Château le Priolat. | Château les Charmes Godard. | Château Marsau. | Château Nardou. | Château Puygueraud. | Château Vieux-Saule.