Domaine Manoir du Carra 2003 Beaujolais Nouveau ($9.99)
Clear garnet, a bright reddish-purple with a blueish tinge. Characteristically "grapey" fruit and spice, a typical Beaujolais bowl-O-fruit. Bright and juicy on the palate, too, ripe and clean fruit properly balanced by lemon-squirt acidity. US Importer: Kysela Pere et Fils Ltd., Winchester, Va. (Nov 25, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's ripe grapiness calls for robust fare, and a hearty lamb shepherd's pie passed muster.



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