Fleurie Le Printemps 2016 - Yvon Métras

Beaujolais, Fleurie, Le Printemps, Vintage 2016, Yvon Metras

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Tasting notes for the Fleurie "Le Printemps" 2016 - Yvon Métras

  • EYE: Yvon Métras' Fleurie "Le Printemps" 2016 presents itself with a deep ruby red color, shining brilliantly. It captivates the eye with its luminous intensity, promising an exceptional tasting experience.
  • NOSE: This Fleurie convinces from the first sniff with its rich and complex aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe red fruits harmoniously blend with delicate floral notes, while a subtle spicy touch adds an additional dimension to the experience.
  • MOUTH: The wine reveals all its finesse and balance. Its velvety texture and silky tannins highlight the generosity of red fruits, complemented by hints of licorice and black pepper. The persistent finish leaves a deliciously refined imprint on the palate.


In short: Yvon Métras' Fleurie "Le Printemps" 2016 is a red wine of great elegance and aromatic intensity, which can be opened now or stored in your cellar for 7 to 8 years to fully appreciate its evolution. It pairs wonderfully with a wide variety of dishes, such as duck breast with cherries, Beef Wellington, sautéed sweetbreads with morel mushrooms, grilled vegetable lasagna, or a wild mushroom tart.

Other appellations from this estate: Fleurie Le Printemps, Beaujolais Madame Placard, Beaujolais Madame Germaine, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie Ultime, Beaujolais...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
% vol.
12,5 %
Yvon Métras
Le Printemps
Production method
Producer: Yvon Métras
Yvon Métras

The master of Beaujolais


Yvon Métras' career begins in 1988, when he inherited the family estate of Romanèche-Thorins (in the Beaujolais region), with its 5 hectares of vineyards, and produced his first vintage. Very soon, his encounter with one of his neighbors, Marcel Lapierre, changed his conception of winemaking. Marcel, a disciple of the great Jules Chauvet, convinced him to make more natural wines.

Jules Chauvet (1907-1969) was an actual chemist by trade, interested in chemical processes such as malolactic fermentation and carbonic maceration, as well as a winemaker and successful author. He is often described as the true inspiration behind the natural wine movement, and many vintners are actively trying to follow in his footsteps and claiming to be his pupils.

Yvon Métras' vineyard is very respectful of nature. Wine making is done with natural yeasts (very few sulphites are used). Yields are low by design, the soil is plowed manually, and grapes are picked by hand only. His ancient grapevines (most were planted in 1898) produce great wines, especially his Fleuries "Cuvées Ultimes" which helped him build his reputation of master winemaker. His son Jules seems to be aiming for the stars as well.

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