Domaine Manoir du Carra 2001 Beaujolais-Villages ($9.99)
Exceptionally stylish for a Beaujolais, this artisanal wine produced by Jean-Noël Sambardier is a clear, dark cherry red. Fresh scents of strawberries make for an appetizing aroma; swirling the glass enhances the berry scent. Its appealing red-fruit flavor is fresh and dry, berries with a tangy acidic snap. A clean, tart finish makes it an exceptional food wine. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Apr 14, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: A fine partner with ham, and went very well with a pork-chop sautee with a quick wine-and-balsamic reduction sauce.



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