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Marcillac AOC (France)

Marcillac is a red AOC wine from South West France.


Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Red Currant
Red
Currant
Dried Herbs
Dried Herbs
Dried Herbs
Dried Herbs

Red Berries are typical Marcillac flavors.

Spices and Herbal notes

Profile

Marcillac tends to be light and fruity:

BODYLight
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Stew
Stews
Soup
Soups

Hamburger
Hamburger
Pork
Pork
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit

Marcillac pairs best with savory dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cold Curts. Chorizo. Salami.
Roast Beef. Sausages.
Savory Soups. Cassoulet. Stews.
Confit de Canard. Smoked Duck.
Rilettes. Calves Liver.
Hamburger. Bacon.

Cheese:
Blue Cheese. Roquefort.
Hard Cheese. Cantal. Manchego. Parmesan.

French Specialities:
Aligot Aveyronnais (Creamy Cheese dish with Mashed Potatoes, Cheese, Cream, and Garlic).
Poulet Basquaise (Basque-style Chicken Stew).
Tripoux (Stuffed Sheep's Tripe).

Marcillac AOC

Macillac was granted a VdQS status in 1965. Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure was a classification below AOC.

In 1990 the AOC status was granted under the name Marcillac.

The main grape is Fer Servadou (90%). The remainder is Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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