Historically, the region around Marmande has been more famous for tomatoes than for wine. Elian Da Ros might change all that. After working for five years with Domaine Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace, he returned to Cocumont in 1998, constructed a simple winery and took the daring step of being the first winemaker to produce and bottle his own wine under the Cotes-du-Marmandais appellation. The wines are a tour-de-force of delicious drinkability. From Le Vin est une Fete (translates to Wine is a Party) to the single-vineyard Clos Baquey, there's a time and a place to enjoy everything that comes from this cellar.