Marcillac AOC-AOP

@ S. de Salettes


At the gates of Rodez, the Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy in Conques is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular stop for pilgrims traveling the Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela.

On this color-balanced soil between red sandstones and limestone, a handful of passionate winegrowers have sculpted a natural amphitheater of vines.

Fer Servadou N (or Mansois) is an unique variety adapted to this land (90% minimum)

Other red grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon N, Merlot N and Prunelard N.

As tasty as it is racy, with firm and powerful tannins, fresh, with aromas of spices, licorice, mint and blackcurrant (from the redcurrant to blackberry).

Food and wine pairing:

These red wines are very good with local cold cuts, “charcuterie”, or grilled meats. The recommended serving temperature is 16 ° C.

Very pleasant, round, with ripe and juicy fruit, and aromas of tangy red berries.

Food and wine pairing:

As an aperitif, these rosé wine are great with pork rillettes on toast. The recommended serving temperature is 8 ° C.


1990: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Aveyron department

Production area: 192 ha (475 acres)

Harvest: 8 274 hl (827 400 litres): 90% red, 10% rosé

Terroir: Between 300 and 600 meters of altitude on soils rich in limestone and iron oxide, red in color, the “rougiers”.

Climate: Sometimes continental, sometimes Mediterranean, with a dominant oceanic influence.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).