Château Ad Francos and the Historical Ancient Castle
Château Ad Francos combines history, art, and winemaking. The castle belongs to the year 570 A.D. Viviane and André Vossen run the winery and produce great-tasting wines. The Château Ad Francos winery locates in Francs which is an appellation area of Côtes de Bordeaux. Thier position provides favorable climatic conditions that help enhance the value of the clay milestone soils.
Soils for Sustainable Winegrowing
Analytical soil studies by Claude and Lydie Bourguignon of the LAMS laboratory revealed that the winery has the best terroirs for winemaking. Viviane and André Vossen perform sustainable winegrowing activities. It helps them encourage environmentally-friendliness while cultivating and producing wines.
Château Ad Francos and their Unique Winemaking Methods
Château Ad Francos uses a rare winemaking method. They carry out the fermentation in their brand new barrels using a very small amount of grapes. This method demands huge and careful manipulation of the casks. It also involves dismantling casks for extracting the juice. This unique technique for winemaking provides more concentrated wines. After that, they age the wines in new barrels for around 12 months. The Château Ad Francos is estimated to produce an average of 6,000 bottles each vintage. Popular wines at this tiny estate include Ad Francos, Chateau Le Priolat, Les Pierres Blanches, and Chateau Ad Rosam. Château Ad Francos is also open to guests from all over the world. If you are interested in the winemaking process, come to visit this winery. The owner of the estate will welcome you warmly. You can visit the winery for a guided tour or wine tasting tour.