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2008 Domaine du Cros, Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, Marcillac


Vineyard at Marcillac, Image from France Sud Ouest (flickr)

Marcillac is located in the south-west of France in the Aveyron department.  Located within the Massif Central the vines are planted on terraces and steep slopes.  The soils contain iron rich clay, which due to their color, are locally known as Rougier.  This region has produced wine for 1,000 years but fell out of favor after the 19th century phylloxera and 20th century decline.  In 1965 it received VDQS status as Vin de Marcillac and became an appellation in 1990 when it received its AOC status.  Domaine du Cros is an old family estate where four generations produced wine from 1 hectare of vineyards until 1982.  At this point Philippe Teulier steadily purchased and rented older vineyards.  Today there are 25 hectares of which 21 are used for the production of AOC wines.

Le Domaine du Cros, Image from Domaine du Cros

This bottle from Domaine du Cros is imported by Wine Traditions Ltd. and available for $12 at MacArthurs.  If you are looking for a new wine to try or an engaging, lighter bodied wine then I definitely recommend you give this cuvee a go!  It is a refreshing alternative to the wines we typically drink.  I am certainly curious to try the other cuvees.

2008 Domaine du Cros, Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, Marcillac
This wine is 100% Fer Servadou which is the only grape variety allowed in the Marcillac AOC.  The fruit is sourced from 50-80 year old vines.  The 22 hectacres of terraced vineyards are located at 450 meters.  The grapes are fermented in stainless steel then aged for 18 months in 30-year-old oak and chestnut casks.  The floral nose is spritely with notes of pepper and fresh greenhouse undertones.  In the mouth the delicate black fruit starts off with a wee bit of ripeness before the lightly-inky body develops.  This light-bodied wine has red fruits, acidity, and flavors of pepper in the aftertaste. *** Now.

  1. December 1, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Good stuff for sure. More people need to discover this gem of a wine. But not too many people. I want it to stay cheap.

  1. February 14, 2013 at 9:01 am
  2. February 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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