Carra Beau Travail Beaujolais Villages, Burgundy, France
Region - Beaujolais
Vintage - 2019
Grape Variety - Gamay
Viticulture - Domaine Manoir du Carra is a family estate of 37 hectares, now run by the fifth generation of the Sambardier family. Grapes for this wine come from a south facing hillside site in Rivolet in the south of Beaujolais. The soils are pink granite and the vines are 50 years old.
The estate has High Environmental Value (HEV) certification. They don’t use any synthetic chemical products on the vineyards, and use cover crops on some sites.
Winemaking - Grapes are hand harvested and sorted. Whole-bunch fermentation in tanks
with natural yeasts, leading to a semi-carbonic fermentation over 10-12 days. The wine is aged for 3 to 4 months on fine lees in old oak casks, before bottling without fining or filtration.
Sustainable / Vegan
Tasting Note - Bright red cherry with a herbaceous streak. Refreshing with juicy red fruit, a nice earthy grip