Ad Francos Double Magnum
Red • Bordeaux • Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux AOC • France • 100% Merlot
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2012 Ad Francos Double Magnum, Bordeaux, France, Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux
It is their love for old stones that got Belgians Viviane and André Vossen interested in Ad Francos Castle which was totally abandoned. Considering to revive this huge castle was a real challenge because everything needed to be redone.
Restoring the building and making it a place to live, became their goal, while ensuring the respect for the glorious past of the Castle.
The appellation is Côtes de Francs, Bordeaux. Area: 1 hectare with a clay and limestone soil. Grapes: 100% Merlot with a planting density of 5000 plants / ha. Yield: 35 hl / ha. Average age of the vines is 40 years.
Stripping, green harvesting, handpicking, double sorting. Fermentation: thermo regulated stainless steel vats. Ageing 12 months in new oak barrels. Their consulting oenologist is Michel Rolland. This wine has a production of 6 000 bottles.