Based on 26 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 95 points Wine Advocate "The 2017 Fleurie from Yvon Metras is a real success, wafting from the glass with notes of black raspberries, plums, dried rose petal, dark chocolate and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and succulent, with a rich but juicy core of fruit, fine-grained structuring tannins that bear the stamp of mature stems and a long, sapid finish. (WK)"
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About Yvon Metras
It's impossible to overlook the sheer depth and concentration present in every bottle. From the Fleurie, sourced from time-honored vines in lieux-dits like Grille-Midi and La Madone, to the Moulin-â-Vent wines, reflecting their unique terroir, each expresses an otherworldly balance of ripeness, structure, and elegance. Notably, Métras' top Fleurie L’Ultime, derived entirely from ancient Grille-Midi vines, epitomizes this balance.
Yet, there's an enigmatic aura surrounding Métras. His relative inaccessibility and deliberate choice to remain absent from the U.S. market only heighten the intrigue. Métras' minuscule production is a testament to his dedication to quality over quantity. Their vineyard holdings, though modest, are historically significant – with some vines dating back to 1898. Managed entirely by hand and pruned rigorously for low yields, the wines bear witness to Métras' commitment to age-old traditions and artisanal vineyard farming.
For those seeking the sublime in Beaujolais, the wines of Yvon Métras, crafted through wisdom spanning generations and infused with the magic of Beaujolais' terroir, are unparalleled. They are, in essence, the embodiment of natural winemaking's pinnacle in the region.