Because of the Baron, horses form an integral part of the history of Rouillac and he created some very beautiful stables. Since his time, the estate has had a dozen hectares of vines under cultivation also producing an excellent red wine. Napoleon III passed though Rouillac, and loved its various wines. He gave them pride of place at his table and boasted of their merits to Albert 1, King of Belgium.As the years have gone by, the various owners of this magnificent domaine perched on a ridge in Graves, cultivated their land under the prestigious Pessac-Leognan label, but without particularly aiming at renown. In 2009, when Laurent Cisneros first came across the estate, he fell for its sleepy charms and decided to settle there with his family. Accomplished and dynamic, he has constantly looked for new territory to conquer and others to remodel and boost. Rouillac for him became a new project: a generous soil, an exceptional opportunity which only needed to be revitalised.
In tandem with this project was his passion for horses. Sophie, his wife, and his three daughters, Mélanie, Ophélie and Eugénie , have invested everything into bringing this great estate back to life. Horses, so beloved of Baron Haussman, fill the stables once more. Naïve, Agente, Kokine are raised with great care and patience allowing them to express their character and personality.
Owner : Laurent et Sophie Cisneros
Wine expert advisor: Eric Boissenot
Soil : Graves tertiary
Red wine vines : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot Noir
White wine vines : 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris
Surface area : 23.40 hectares
Average age of vines : 25 years
Of special note : Manual harvesting. Grapes are picked over twice: first at the vine; secondly on a table
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