Ruby red color, it has a caressing nose of pure strawberries and cream that is very defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, lively red cherry fruit and pleasing weight on the tense finish.
Great with coq au vin (Chicken cooked in a red wine sauce) or charcuterie (garlic sausage, dry sausage).
"Damien Sambardier makes this wine from parcels of 70- to 100-year-old vines at his family’s domaine. It’s a quiet Beaujolais, brisk, fresh and approachable, with red cherry notes that will juice up steak frites."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (April 2020), 88 pts & Best Buy
"Lurid ruby-red. Bright, sharply defined red fruit and floral scents are sharpened by a mineral nuance that builds with aeration. Shows very good clarity and bite on the palate, offering subtly sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. Fine-grained tannins shape the finish, which lingers with very good, spicy tenacity. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2018), 90 pts
"A small amount of oak aging in old barrels has had a smoothing effect on this crisp wine, balancing the acidity and fresh red-currant flavors. It is fruity and ready to drink now."
- Wine Enthusiast (March 2018), 88 pts
"The 2016 Beaujolais Villages Unfiltered saw half the fruit destemmed and the other half going through carbonic maceration. It has a joyful bouquet of red cherries and blackcurrant while the palate is ripe and candied, fresh in the mouth with a crisp finish. Fine.- Neal Martin "
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #232, August 31st 2017), 87 pts
"Unfiltered and medium dark ruby in color, the Beaujolais Villages shows young concentrated dark red plum flavors with a hint of garden herbs, earth, and minerals. It is big and a bit chewy on the palate with lingering red raspberry on the finish."
- International Wine Review (August 2016), 90 pts
"A ripe wine that has some good tannins as well as rich black fruits. With a gentle shot of acidity, it is warm and full bodied. The structure will allow the wine to age further and it will be even better from 2017. - Roger Voss "
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016), 88 pts
"Brilliant magenta. Primary red and blue fruits, candied flowers and a hint of white pepper on the fragrant nose. Juicy raspberry and boysenberry flavors flesh out with air while maintaining urgency. Lingers with good, fruity persistence, leaving a subtle touch of bitter cherry behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts
"The 2013 Beaujolais Villages “Cuvee Non-Filtre” comes from vines aged between 70 and 100 years and after semi-carbonic maceration is aged in wooden foudres. It has a caressing nose of pure strawberries and cream that is very defined and seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, lively red cherry fruit and pleasing weight on the tense finish. Drink now-2017.- Neal Martin "
- Wine Advocate (Issue #213, June 2014), 88 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 ...