Parcels are in the lieu-dit "Combiaty", within the village of St Etienne la Varenne. The soils are dry, made of pink granite, which gives the wine its typicity. Yield is 45-50hl/ha
Nice ruby color, subtle red fruits aromas of raspberry and wild strawberry with floral hints of hyacinth and violet. Full bodied with soft tannins, this Brouilly is best enjoyed young.
"This single-vineyard Brouilly has stacks of ripe blackberries plus notes of violets and red roses. Impressive ripeness for the vintage, but also beautifully integrated mineral acidity. Long precise finish with a delicate red beet character that’s neatly supported by fine tannins. Sustainable. Drink now."
- James Suckling (February 2023), 93 pts
"Rich ripe nose of bright dark cherries. Harmonious on the palate, well-rounded and light, almost ethereal."
- Decanter (June 2021), 90 pts
"Softly textured with ripe cherry flavors, this wine comes from a single parcel on pink granite soil. Old vines offer concentration along with the potential of a rich texture from late 2020. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (January 2020), 90 pts
"Bright violet color. High-pitched, mineral-tinged aromas of black raspberry and candied lavender. Spicy and precise in the mouth, offering zesty red and dark berry flavors that flesh out slowly on the back half. Shows very good focus and energy, with the mineral nuance gaining strength on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a touch of peppery spices. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2018), 91 pts
"The sector known as Combiaty lies in the southern part of the Brouilly appellation. This wine made from 50-year-old vines is soft and ripe in the classic style of Brouilly. Crisp acidity gives a red-cherry-flavored lift. Drink this wine now. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2018), 90 pts
"This sprightly red offers black-cherry flavors and a hint of smoke, then reveals an enticing citrusy finish. It’s delicious now but should improve further in bottle over the next few years."
- Washington Post (January 2017) - GREAT VALUE
"Four ways to enjoy a very good vintage of Beaujolais"
"The Terre de Combiaty is fruit forward and delicious. It has a soft and silky palate with good density of fresh red fruit, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish."
- International Wine Review (August 2016), 91 pts
"Limpid ruby. Fresh red and dark berry aromas, along with suggestions of musky earth and dried flowers. Fleshy and broad on entry and then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors sharpened by a peppery nuance. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with good, spicy tenacity. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 89 pts
Domaine Manoir du Carra is located in the small town of Denice, south of Burgundy and in the heart of the Beaujolais area. The property dates back to 1850 and ...