Marcillac is a tiny appellation tucked away in the France's elevated Massif Central region. Made from the local grape Mansois (also known as Fer Servadou or Braucol in neighboring Gaillac), this wine is finely perfumed and ripe with berry fruits. With a cool, tannic structure, the wine is firm while fruity. It is not going to take long to be ready to drink, so just wait until the end of 2016.
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.