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Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du Cros 2012

Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du Cros 2012

Deliciously fruity red wine from Marcillac, first used to quench the thirst of pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Santiago di Compostella, and then miners from nearby coalfields. Made from the local fer servadou grape from a vineyard that was saved from extinction by a handful of dedicated growers. Excellent served cellar cool with bangers and mash.

Suggested Food Match

Pont l'Eveque; Game Pâté; Reblochon; other suggestions...

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Case of 12
Product Code
Product Type
Red Wine
South-West France
Medium Bodied
Dominant Grape
Oak Influence
No oak flavour
Drink Dates
Now to 2015
Alcohol Level
Closure Type
Cork, Natural

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Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais', Domaine du

Deeply coloured red made from the local fer servadou grape. Fresh, light and sappy with a taste of wild fruit berries. Great with more »

£8.50 per bottle (£102.00 per case of 12)

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Wine-pages.com 26th Apr 2014

"Deep and vibrant colour with inky and bright cherry notes. A certain iron oxide dryness on the palate, dry and a touch herbal. Fresh, sappy, good flavours, that dryness is there but a cherry-skin grip and juiciness, a big hit of tannin too adding a chewy firmness. - Tom Cannavan"

House & Garden 4th Apr 2014

"A medium bodied fresh soft raspberry and red-earth flavoured red from a tiny region in Aveyron. - Joanna Simon"

Decanter 1st Feb 2014

"Crafted from the grape fer servadou, this boasts a bramble fruit nose leading to a juicy, perfumed palate of dried herbs and red pepper. - Weekday Wines"

Surrey Advertiser 30th Jan 2014

"Its bright, slightly twiggy fruit is a perfect foil to a bit of bread and pâté - and could even be chilled in the summer. - Heather Dougherty"

Olive 1st Feb 2014

"Wine to try with cheese fondue: This is a light red with real tang made from a grape called fer servadou. Sang means blood in French and, true to its name, it does have a hint of iron. - Victoria Moore"

JancisRobinson.com 18th Dec 2013

" 16/20 Fer Servadou. Light and pure and very south west. "

Surrey Advertiser 24th Oct 2013

"“Lo Sang del Pais” means the blood of the country in the local Occitan dialect.  Marcillac is a small, generally unheard of region in Southwest France, not far from Cahors.  The grape here is little known outside the southwest and its low profile is not helped by being known by a variety of pseudonyms even within it – in Marcillac they call it Mansois, in nearby Gaillac it is Braucol, elsewhere it is known as Fer Servadou (or just Fer) or sometimes Pinenc.  Whatever the name, this grape makes lightish bodied, forest fruity wines with a hint of pencil lead to them.  I think of them as great wine bar wines which offer great refreshment, so just the thing for savoury nibbles.. - Heather Dougherty"

Absolutely Cracking Wines From France 23rd Sep 2013

" Each vintage is released ready to drink and each vintage is consistently good. Bright and fresh with wonderful blood and iron character under all the red fruit. At this price point this is my favourite, readily available, red wine from France. "

Absolutely Cracking Wines From France 23rd Sep 2013

" Unpretentious, spicy, firm texture and slightly rustic on the palate but overall a very enjoyable glass of win, great acidity too … you keep going back for more, a sign of quality. "

Absolutely Cracking Wines From France 23rd Sep 2013

" It's bloody, ferrous, meaty and fresh, with minerality and bright fruit. It's drinakable. It's food friendly. And I like to drink it. "

The Wine Gang 1st Oct 2013

" Juicy and supple with spiced red berry fruit and a herbal, mineral lift … this is the latest vintage of an old favourite of ours "

Harpers 27th Sep 2013

" Savoury, meaty, mineral and fresh. A very drinkable South West red. - Jenny Mackenzie  "

The Observer 18th Aug 2013

"The fragmented patchwork of appellations in France's southwest is home to an electric range of varieties rarely seen elsewhere in the world. From the tiny Marcillac appellation, this red uses mansois (aka fer servadou) for a crunchy, spicy red-fruited thirst-quencher. - David Williams"

The Guardian 9th Feb 2013

"More rustic dishes, such as confit duck and beans, blend well with country wines from duck-populated south-west France. A regular favourite is the Domaine du Cros lo Sang del Pais Marcillac, generally around £10 a bottle but for some reason the Wine Society manages to offer it at £7.95 - Fiona Beckett"