grand showplace of Fronsac, the fairytale castle of Rivière is now also a B&B. In terms of wines, this is firm, quite dark in texture, almost austere, with just hints of ripe fruit showing through.
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.