2019 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES, Manoir du Carra. Beaujolais
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Beaujolais is to the south of Burgundy. A 'Villages' wine is one step up from a normal Beaujolais but not considered as good as a wine from a named village like Fleurie. BUT remember that a good grower's Villages is often better than a poor Fleurie.....
Grape Variety: 100% Gamay.
Producer: Owned for several generations by the Sambardier family. Vines for this wine are above 60 years old, on granite slopes facing south / south east. The yield is 40-45 hectolitres per hectare - which is about half the average.
Cellar Potential: Drink young but will keep for 5 years.
Food Match: Food is where Beaujolais really scores. Yes it's a light wine often drunk on its own, but its lively acidity makes it a great match for light meat dishes (roasts obviously, but also cold meats, salami and hams).
Old Bridge Rating: Outstanding example of the Gamay grape - considerably more gutsy and full flavoured than might be expected from a Beaujolais Villages.
£12.50 per bottle
£11.88 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles