Clos Rocailleux is a tiny wine farm in Andillac, where English husband & wife team Jack and Margaret Reckitt live surrounded by their vines. They're passionate about looking after super rare native grapes like Duras, Braucol (also known as Fer Servadou), Mauzac, and latterly some intriguing Len de l'El. Limestone soils (see photo below right) and good elevation of 300 metres make for cracking growing conditions for Jack & Margaret's vines, some of which are as much as 60-years old.
There's a lot to be said (and envied) for doing as Jack and Margaret did a few years ago: leave the desk jobs behind, get your winemaking badges and some globetrotting vintages under your belt, and settle down in a sunny corner of a picture-perfect French vineyard. But that's the easy bit. Making great wines that people want to drink is harder.