For five generations, the Sambardier family has been seeking a common passion and a common goal : looking for excellence on a daily basis. Jean-Noël Sambardier and his sons carry their unwavering commitment to the traditions which have built the fame of the vineyard. Located in the heart of the “most sensual vineyard” according to the French Magazine “La Revue des Vins de France”, the vineyard of Manoir du Carra covers more than 37 hectares. From Saint Etienne la Varenne, up to Le Bois d’Oingt.
At Manoir du Carra we are very cautious about vineyard management. Their goal is to respect nature and environment in every single step. They have received the “High Environmental Value” (HEV) certification which aims to identify and promote environmentally-friendly practices applied by winemakers.
From the Lieu Dit called “Montée de la Tonne”. A granitic arena with a pink tone called “gore”. Average age of the vine: Old vines of 50 years. Harvesting exclusively by hand, semi-carbonic maceration, from 10 to 12 days. Aging takes place on fine lees in old oak tuns for 3 to 4 months. no barrel aging. Light filtration is allowed in order to eliminate the largest particles.
The Fleurie Clos des Deduits is a very beautiful intense carmine red colour. It has subtle floral and fruity aromas of peonies, violets and cinnamon. Sappy and ripe, offering juicy red berry and bitter cherry flavours and firm mineral spine in a medium bodied wine.