The wine is produced from Carra's 1.5 hectare vineyard in the lieu-dit “Clos des Déduits”, in the area of Fleurie.
Of the top ten Cru sites of Beaujolais, Fleurie is one of the top three. The wines show finesse, fullness, and flavor. Fleurie does age well for 3-5 years from vintage. The area was named for a Romain General named Floricum, not for the word flower in French. The size of this AOC is 875 hectares of grapes (2,161 acres) and about 180 examples of this Cru are available on the market. This Cru is known as the “Queen of Beaujolais” and the earth is slightly unusual for having blue color, due to magnesium in the soil.
Intense carmine red color. Subtle floral aromas of violet, peony and a hint of cinnamon spice. Full bodied with a fruity attack. This wine will reach its best after a few years of cellaring.
red and game meats, and cheeses.
- Wine Enthusiast (April 2023), 89 pts
- Wine & Spirits (October 2021), 90 pts
"Plummy nose with aromas of dark cherries. Lovely freshness bringing balance to the richly concentrated fruit core of the palate."
- Decanter (June 2021), 90 pts
"This single vineyard with vines up to 50 years old has produced a solid, dark and structured wine. Ripe fruits give the wine weight and juicy acidity, both of which will allow it to age. Drink from 2021. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (January 2020), 92 pts
"Bright ruby. Ripe and energetic on the nose, showing excellent clarity and lift to the ripe raspberry, cherry and floral pastille scents. Palate-staining red and blue fruit and lavender flavors are sharpened by suggestions of smoky minerals and white pepper. Smoothly plays richness off vivacity and finishes long and vibrant, leaving a sweet black raspberry note behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (Jaunary 2017), 91 pts
"This is a lovely fruit forward wine of red plum with earthy and forest floor aromas.. On the palate, it offers lush red plum fruit flavors, good acidity, firm tannins and very good length. "
- International Wine Review (August 2016), 91 pts
"The 2014 Fleurie undergoes 11-day skin maceration, 50% of the grapes de-stemmed and 80% aged on foudre. It has quite a "punchy" nose with macerated small red cherries and blueberry, mixed with light ash scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin and well-judged acidity. I like the harmony here, stylistically equidistant between traditional and modern Beaujolais, pulled off with some style. Neal Martin "
- Wine Advocate (Issue #219, June 2015), 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 ...