Marcillac is a relatively unknown wine appellation in the Aveyron region on the Southwestern edge of France’s Massif Central. Domaine du Cros with its 74 acres of vineyards is the largest producer in Marcillac and owner/winemaker Philippe Teulier is the president of the local wine syndicate. Lo Sang del Païs (the blood of the countryside) comes from 25-year old Fer Servadou vines (an obscure grape variety). It undergoes a 21-day maceration and is aged in stainless steel and very old oak and chestnut barrels for 8-12 months before being bottled. Super quaffable with spicy red fruit and soft tannins, this has long been one of my go-to house wines. Marcillac is famous for the quality of its beef so I suggest pairing this wine with a grilled steak.