Pomace brandy, also known as Marc in French and English, is a type of brandy that is distilled from the pomace of grapes that are left over from winemaking. Pomace is the solid residue that is left after the grapes are pressed during winemaking. Marc can be made from any type of grape, but it is most commonly made from either red or white grapes. The best French Marcs are made from Cognac or Armagnac grapes. French brandy made from Cognac grapes is considered to be the best in the world. Marcs are usually aged for at least two years in oak barrels before they are bottled. The longer a Marc is aged, the smoother it will be. Marcs can be enjoyed on their own or used to make cocktails. If you are looking for the best French spirits, be sure to check out the selection of Marcs from Spirits of France.