Manoir de Carra is a well-established producer who have benefited from an injection of youthful enthusiasm and passion in the form of the sons of the house, Frederic and Damien, who look after the vineyards and winemaking now. The terroir of these vineyards is impeccable, but perhaps more importantly the viticulture is leaning toward ‘lutte raisonée’ with a view to going fully biodynamic once the vines are through a period of ‘cold turkey’. The aim here though is not to jump on any popularist bandwagons but to produce wines that are true to their origins, and that are focused, balanced and pure. The Julienas was given high praise by Jancis Robinson, making it one of wines of the 2010 vintage, and the Fleurie Ver le Mont is almost Burgundian in style, coming from a tiny climat on the mid slopes of the this famous village and fermented with some whole bunches to give added structure to the wine. Both the Bourgogne Blanc (really a Beaujolais Blanc) and the Beaujolais Village, which like all the wines is unfiltered, are exceptional value and very good food wines.
- 2011 Bourgogne Blanc
- 2011 Beaujolais Village sans Filtré
- 2011 Fleurie
- 2011 Julienas ‘En Bottiere’
- 2011 Moulin a Vent
- 2011 Fleurie ‘Vers le Monts’
- 2011 Fleurie Vers le Monts’ MAGS