Estate: Yvon Métras is regarded by many as one of the greatest producers in Beaujolais, eastern France. A follower of the father of the French natural wine movement, pioneering producer Jules Chauvet, Yvon farms his 6 hectare estate using organic, low intervention methods. His vineyards are in some of the best sites in Fleurie, on steep sunny hills with vine ages ranging from 20 to 120 years.
Winemaking: From younger vines in Grille-Midi and La Madone crus, with sandy, pink granite soils.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour, very aromatic, with black cherry, cranberry, date, roasted herbs, a whisper of Brothers Johnson funk, black pepper and forest floor. Wild berries, bramble, trace of lavender, white pepper glide atop silky tannins and fresh acidity. Black cherry, black currant and a pinch of cinnamon linger on the plush finish. Vibrant, dashing and plump.