The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Manoir du Carra, Moulin à Vent, Les Burdelines, Cru Beaujolais

Domaine Manoir de Carra is a family estate which is run today by Frédéric and Damien, members of the fifth generation of the Sambardier family. From 4 hectares in 1962, the surface of the state has now grown to over 37 hectares from the best limestone clay plots from South Beajolais to the Crus located in the northern part of the vineyards.

Lieu-dit ‘Les Burdelines’ has soil made of manganese rich granite. This Burdeline plot belongs to one of the 18 ‘climates’ registered by the National Institute for Designations of Origin. Most of the vines are over 50 years old.

This wine undergoes a burgundy-style maceration lasting 12 to 15 days with two pumping over operations per day. Ageing is done on fine lees in old oak casks to enhance micro-oxygenation. The other part of the crop is matured in vats in order to preserve fruit aromas. A small part is also aged in one year old oak barrels for 3 to 4 months.

This Moulin à Vent is packed with a red fruit nose with floral, smoky and undergrowth notes. The mouth is rich, and well structured. In a few years the aromas will evolve towards more spice, musk and venison.

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