Quince, toast and ripe apricots combine easily in this full, rich wine. It has attractive spice, juicy apricot juice and a rounded, textured aftertaste conveying nutmeg as well as fresh acidity. Laurent and Sophie Cisneros bought Rouillac with a focus: eliminate chemical pesticides and herbicides. They built a barrel cellar to environmental European standards. Eric Boissenot consults.
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.