Fruity, vegetal, light-medium body red.
Grapes: Fer Servadou.
Region: Southwest France> Marcillac.
Notes: Organic. Aging in oak and chestnut. 80 yr old vines. Light tannins, low+ acidity.
This wine from southwestern France has a truly exotic nose of blackberry, herbs, and vegetal character like grilled asparagus. It might be a stretch to call it Pinot-esque, but it's a lovely wine for the price and partners well with food. It's from the obscure local Fer Servadou grape, thought to be descended from Gamay. Winemaker Phillipe Teulier’s old-vine vineyards that lie along steep slopes in a remote valley of Marcillac, further upstream from Cahors (the famed region of French Malbec) in the mountain range known as the Massif Central. Using organic grapes, the wine is aged for 6 months in large oak and chestnut barrels.
Food Pairing: Think bistro food.