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Marcillac (France)

Marcillac AOC is an appelation from the Marcelliac area in Aveyron in South West France.

Marcillac wines are made from 90-100% Mansois grapes (the local name for Fer Servadou).

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry

Herbs
Spicy
Herbs
Smoke
Smoke
Leather
Leather
Slate
Slate

Raspberry, Cherries, and Blackberry are typical Marcillac flavors.

Complex notes of Spicy Herbs, Smoke, Leather, and Forest Floor.

Rustic-wild texture. Real Stone Minerality.

Profile

Marcillac tends to be Fruity with good Tannins:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium Plus
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. Cassoulets. Stews.
Confit de Canard. Smoked Duck.
Rilettes. Calves Liver.
BBQ. Hamburger. Bacon.

Cheese:
Blue Cheese.
Roquefort. Gorgonzola.
Hard Cheese.
Cantal. Comté. Dry Jack. Manchego. Parmesan.

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

Marcillac AOC

Macillac was granted a VDQS status in 1965 (a classification below AOC).

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

The main grape is Fer Servadou (90%). The remainder must be Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, or Merlot.

DNA testing has put Fer Servadou in the Carmenere family.

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

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

The large size of the glass allows the 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.

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