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Carra Beaujolais Cru Fleurie Vers le Mont
Domaine Manoir du Carra
France - Burgundy - Beaujolais - Fleurie AOC   

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 red color, subtle fruity and floral aromas of violet, berry and cinnamon. It also has a distinctive aroma of Peony and Lily flowers, typical of the "Sur le Mont" terroir. Ample in the mouth with plenty of ripe red and black fruit flavors. The structure is full and the tannins are round and elegant. Even better after a few years of cellaring.

Specifications
Appellation
Beaujolais - Fleurie AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Gamay
Age of vines
50 years
Soil type
pink granite
Vinification
Manual harvest. Selection of the best grapes on a vibrating sorting table, 70% destemming prior to vatting. This burgundy-style maceration lasts 10 to 12 days with two pumping over operations per day. Aging - which lasts from 3 to 4 months - is done on fine lees in old oak casks to enhance micro-oxygenation. Slight filtration at the end.
Pairings

Excellent with red and game meats, and cheeses.

Reviews and News

2018 Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Cru Fleurie Vers le Mont - 91 PTS - WE

2018 Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Cru Fleurie Vers le Mont - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"High-density planting adds to the concentration of this ripe wine. Black-cherry flavors burst from the glass to give both richness and a structure that will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2021. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (January 2020), 91 pts

2015 Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Cru Fleurie Vers le Mont - 88 PTS - WA

2015 Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Cru Fleurie Vers le Mont - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"The 2015 Fleurie Vers le Mont saw an 11-day maceration with 50% of the grapes destemmed, 80% aged in foudres and the rest in tank. It has an interesting nose, a little standoffish at first, but gradually opening with black fruit tinged with Earl Grey and leather. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, quite structured and tightly wound for a Fleurie in this vintage, though I appreciate the focus and detail. - Neal Martin "
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #232, August 31st 2017), 88 pts

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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 ...
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