Fleurie Printemps — Gamay 2019
A Wine That
epitomises the importance of lightness of touch. A ballet dancer of a wine — this shows that red wine can be just as elegant as white wine. Think rosehip perfume — those scents which straddle both fruit and flower.
This bottle is a super rare find that we would like to share with many of you. We are therefore limiting the purchase to ONE BOTTLE ONLY per customer please, thank you for your understanding!
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- Winemaker: Yvon Métras
Where and How?
This comes from the younger Fleurie vines of the Métras family, tended organically.
The wine underwent a period of long, low temperature carbonic maceration before ageing. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Yvon Métras
Yvon Métras is the winemaker who turned the iconic Beaujolais ‘Gang of Four’ into the ‘Gang of Five.’ In the late 80s, Métras got to know a group of winemakers (Guy Breton, Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard and Jean-Paul Thévenet). They had learnt about the importance of organic viticulture — and how to successfully carry out low-sulfite winemaking— from the biochemist and wine merchant, Jules Chauvet. Yvon employed these methods, and his vineyards (which total just under six hectares) have been tended organically since. Recently, he moved cellars to an area where he has more land; both forest and agricultural. Here, he also tends sheep, aiming to work away from monoculture to bring more diversity to his vineyards. His wines are characterised by a very cool, very long period of fermentation, which combined with healthy old vines, gives these bottles a certain delicacy — and that ever-desirable ethereal quality. These are some of the most heralded wines of the Beaujolais, and for good reason. Drinking a Métras always results in delight… when you’re able to find a bottle.