This wine is from "Villages" sector in Beaujolais, which lies to the north of the region on distinctive pink granite soil. This wine is a step up from simply "Beaujolais AOC"; yields are lower and micro climatic influences more favourable.
Old vines (50 years plus). Hand harvested grapes (by law) with traditional skin-juice contact for about 2 weeks. Then aged on fine lees in old oak casks for 3-4 months. As "Non Filtré" means bottles unfiltered, the aim is to capture all the purity and fruity vitality of the wine.
Drink now and over the next 12 months.
Manoir du Curra was founded in 1850; today, the Domaine covers 34 hectares and has been managed by the Sambardier Family for generations. Jean-Noël and his sons are currently managing all viticulture and winemaking, with a focus on preserving the traditions of both the region and the Domaine. Their philosophy is to respect the environment, whilst engaging selectively in new technologies and practices. They are a thoughtful and proud Domaine.
Serve cool (it really lifts the fruity notes) - and with a plate of cured meats and hams, or a nice plate of vegetable crudités. Equally enjoy on its own as an aperitif.