Tasting Notes: Brut Manoir du Carra Cremant de Bourgogne
Pale straw in colour, this Crémant from 100% Chardonnay has a classic bready, autolysis nose comparable with a good Champagne. It has good weight of fruit with depth of flavour and elegant biscuity, mealy fruit. With very good balance of fruit and fresh acidity it is eminently drinkable.
Food Pairing: Brut Manoir du Carra Cremant de Bourgogne
As an aperitif is a fantastic wine, and shared with fish, lobster or smoke salmon….is delicious!
Producer / Region
Manoir du Carra is a well-established producer who have benefited from an injection of youthful enthusiasm and passion in the form of the sons of the house, Frédéric and Damien, who look after the vineyards and winemaking now. The terroir of these vineyards is impeccable, but perhaps more importantly the viticulture is leaning toward ‘lutte raisonnee’ with a view to going fully biodynamic once the vines are through a period of ‘cold turkey’. The aim here though is not to jump on any popularise bandwagons but to produce wines that are true to their origins, and that are focused, balanced and pure. The Juliénas was given high praise by Jancis Robinson, making it one of the wines of the vintage, and both the Cremant de Bourgogne and the Beaujolais Village, which like all the wines is unfiltered, are exceptional value and very good food wines.