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Historically, Francs has always been a fantastic soil for the white grapes. It is also the only appellation on the right bank to have always kept its white wines in AOP.
Manual harvesting allows the whole bunches to be pressed with their stems. Pressing is preceded by skin maceration in order to extract maximum aromas.

Fermentations take place partly in an ovoid concrete vat, a thermoregulated stainless steel vat and in barrels in order to provide fat, roundness and complexity. Batonnages are carried out regularly to give an incomparable body.

We can say that the white wine of Château Ad Francos is today part of the elite of great white wines, present on some great tables in France, it is classified among the 5% best wines in the world on the community application oenophile, Vivino.

Commentary Critics & Journalist

JamesSuckling.com, USA, Hong Kong

“...Ripe lemons, pear skins and white flowers, with lively acidity and an appealing creamy texture...”

- Vintage 2022 - Score 93 -

Creamy and very fresh with fresh, vibrant fruit. Lots of sliced ​​pears, elderflowers, green herbs and dried lemons. Glossy finish..."

- Vintage 2021 - Score 92 -

Nose of sliced ​​pear, green mango, lemon cream and crushed almonds. Notes of spices. It's medium to full-bodied, with lively acidity and a wonderfully creamy texture. Delicious. Drink or hold..."

- Vintage 2018 - Score 93 -

Andreas Larsson, Sweden, Best Sommelier in the World 2007

“...Light and bright straw color. Pure nose showing new oak with bright fruits like fresh mango, lemongrass and fresh peach. Good grip on the palate, fresh and vibrant with good layers of pale stone fruit, fine extract and oak integration with a long, lively finish. ....”

-2019 vintage - Score 92 -

Decanter - Jane Anson, UK

“...A relatively recent field, to be continued. Has grip, texture and personality, and delivers in terms of structure and interest. It's a white wine where you know there's something interesting in the glass, and you can drink it now or give it a few years. Definition and tension, rosemary and citrus fruits, from a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Sémillon, in barrel for 10 months. ....”

- Vintage 2019 - Score 90 -

Yves Beck, Switzerland,

“...The very youthful bouquet of Ad Francos reveals itself step by step and requires a lot of air in order to blossom. It reveals nuances of stone fruits, grapefruit and spices. The wine is delicious, juicy and displays a good aromatic expression on the finish. The finish is slightly saline and lively. A wine of character, with tension, to be savored in its youth....”

- Vintage 2021 - Score 90 -

“...Floral bouquet, of good intensity, with notes of lily of the valley and linden flowers. Touch of mint. Refreshing and fruity character on the palate, beautiful aromatic intensity on the palate. A balanced, charming and delicious wine..."

-2020 vintage - Score 90 -

Authentic Wine & Terroirs, Belgium

“...Intense sunny golden color with ocher nuances. The bouquet is open and complex with a well-stocked basket of white and exotic fruits. Some pastry scents (brioche, vanilla flank, frangipane, etc.) and dried fruits (hazelnut) bring sweetness to an engaging whole. The palate is full and very aromatic. The tasters highlight its concentration of material, its fat/acidity balance and its crunchy fruity flavors: The finale of this gastronomy cuvée, testifies through its length and its tension to the ambition of a perfectly vinified cuvée. Well done...."

- Vintage 2020 - Score 17/20 -

Critical & Journalist Notes

Technical sheet

Area: 1.6 hectares

Fermentation: 30% ovoid concrete vats, 30% barrels, 30% stainless steel vats
Aging: 8 months in French oak barrels with stirring/lees

Harvest date: between September 10 and 25

Soils: limestone clay
Grape variety: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Density: 6,600 plants/ha
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Average age of vines: 20 years
Leaf removal: one side
Green harvest
Harvest: manual
Double sort

Consulting oenologist: Julien Viaud, Michel Rolland & Associés
Production: between 8,000 and 10,000 bottles depending on the vintage
Culture & Cellar Manager: Remy Carrière
Owners: Mr & Mrs Brochard-Jiang

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