It’s Monday night after a long, holiday weekend. I probably should be at the gym working off several indulgent, Thanksgiving week meals but instead I am sipping a really unique glass of wine. Marcillac is a region I don’t often drink from so I was excited to come across a bottle of Domaine des Costes Rouges Marcillac 2012. It is made from a grape called Mansois, which, in the Marcillac region, produces a lighter wine with notes of red fruit and herbs.
100% organically farmed Mansois from Marcillac. Aged in cement tanks, the wine is unfiltered and has 12% alcohol. Retails for around $14.
Interesting, smokey aromas of red fruit, red bell pepper, and paprika. The palate is also unique with flavors of raspberry and cherry along with notes of smoke and paprika. Light and very easy to drink (in my opinion!) but not a flavor profile for every palate. Definitely a bottle fit for wine geeks! Would pair really nicely with a pizza topped with bell peppers, olives, and sausage.