Marcillac is one of the more remote French regions located in the hills of the Massif Central. Mansois is the local red grape, and here it has produced a perfumed wine, with red berry fruit that's lined with herb and lavender notes. It has a tense streak of acidity that cuts through the palate, leaving a balance of fruit and dry tannin.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.