The vast 190-acre Château de Pierreux is Mommessin's showpiece estate. From it comes this rich wine, with velvet sumptuousness that is kept in check by some firm tannins. It's a powerful wine, likely to age, its flavors of strawberry and red currant combining with a weighty texture.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.