RP Rating: NA
Almost anonymous until the 1980's, Dominique Hébrard, at the time owner of Château Cheval Blanc and Hubert de Bouard, owner of Château Angélus were amongst the first of the big names to realise the great potential of the Côtes de Francs appellation.
They purchased Château de Francs in 1986, where they have been producing outstanding wines ever since.
The 40 hectares of vineyards are predominantly planted with the red grape varietals to the proportions of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. With less than 1 hectare of white, which is 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
The wines are traditionally vinified with aging taking place in French oak barrels of which 10-15% are new.