A brief history
One family, one terroir, one passion …
There can only be praise for the consistent quality standards at Château Côtes de Blaignan, undoubtedly as a direct result of the Francisco family’s hard work since 1870. A cross on the road to Ordonnac, which was an important landmark on the St. James’ Way pilgrimage route, indicates the path to this family estate, of which certain vineyard plots are next to its neighbour, Château Potensac.
Since 2010, Jean Francisco has handed the baton to his daughter Stéphanie and nephew Claude. They manage the 32 ha vineyard with meticulous care and attention to detail, not unlike a number of prestigious Médoc wines, including yield control, frequent canopy management carried out by hand, sorting and selecting the harvest and 12 months ageing in barriques. An exemplar of Cru Bourgeois which strikes the perfect balance of fruit and intensity.