Frans Roskam is the 4th generation of the Roskam-Brunot family. The family passion for wine began in 1937, when his grandfather, Albert Brunot, bought the Château Cantenac, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Frans studied agriculture at the prestigious Higher School of Agriculture of Purpan in Toulouse. After earning his degree as an Agriculture Engineer, he continued at the University of Oenology in Bordeaux. He started working with his family at the Château Cantenac as Technical Director in 2002, he continues to lead with the Lauzette. His experience includes work with
- J.P. Moueix Pomerol
- Rudd Estate, Napa Valley
- Château La Tour Carnet, Haut Medoc
Liz Roskam was born and grew up in a small town in the state of Illinois, in the United States. She met Frans during an exchange program between the University of Illinois and the Toulouse School of Frans, ESA Purpan. After successfully completing her diploma in 2002, Liz moved to France to study viticulture and oenology at the University of Bordeaux. In 2005, she became the first American woman to obtain the National Diploma of Oenology of Bordeaux. Her experience includes:
- Est. J.P. Moueix, Pomerol, France
- Château Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol, France
- Vineyard 29, Napa Valley, USA
- Dalla Valle , Napa Valley, USA
A fresh and crisp wine on the palate, Roskam White offers wonderful aromas of citrus, exotic fruites and white flowers. Six months in stainless steel tanks, estate bottled.
A classic Bordeaux blend, Roskam Red has a beautiful raspberry robe and aromas of fresh strawberries and currants, with subtle notes of spices. The structure is soft and round on the palate with flavors of bright red fruits.