The Nicolas Carmarans Mauvais Temps is a particular favourite. This light, but complex red wine from the Aveyron in central France is lively, exciting, delicious and leaves you wanting more!
The wine comprises three grape varieties, namely 40% Negret de Banhars, 50% Fer Servadou (known locally as Mansois) and 10% Cabernet Franc. The grapes undergo semi-carbonic maceration in 15 hectolitre wooden conical tanks for 20 days and the juice is then transferred to old barriques for 12 months.
The vineyard is very steep with narrow terraces covered with native herbs in a stunning valley near the village of Campouriez.