Yvon Metras wines are of such a cult status that quantities are minuscule. This is Beaujolais at its most ethereal, perfumed and transparent. Like Ganevat in Jura, Metras shuns publicity and yet his star continues to rise on a wave of natural wine fervour. The case of both of these maverick makers it is justified, and these wines should be on the must try list of all wine lovers. This is made in the semi-carbonic style according to the low intervention principles of real wine as laid out by Jules Chauvet. If it's in stock, you should buy it, because these never stick around for long. Exemplary Beaujolais of the highest order.
This Fleurie from younger vines holds the promise of the countryside in the spring: it is light, bright, balanced with a silky and supple character and an initial bouquet of irises and violets leading to subtle notes of meat and smoky red fruit. On tasting, delicious is the first descriptor that comes to mind for the wine is fluid and fresh with lacy tannins, bright acid and pure flavours and a long caressing finish.