Beaujolais 2016 - Yvon Métras

Beaujolais, Vintage 2016, Yvon Metras

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Tasting notes for the Beaujolais 2016 - Yvon Métras

  • EYE: As we take a look at this Beaujolais 2016 by Yvon Métras, we are immediately struck by its deep, bright, and clear ruby red color, revealing a beautiful concentration of color, characteristic of good maturity.
  • NOSE: The wine unveils an expressive and highly interesting aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe red fruits such as cherry and raspberry intertwine with delicate floral notes, while a slight spicy touch brings complexity and depth to the whole.
  • MOUTH: This Beaujolais 2016 offers us a supple and velvety texture, with fine and silky tannins. The freshness of red fruits persists, accompanied by slightly peppery nuances and subtle minerality. The balance is perfectly mastered from A to Z, offering an elegant and refreshing finish.


In short: Yvon Métras' Beaujolais 2016 is a red wine that is both balanced and expressive, to be enjoyed now or cellared for 3 to 5 years to fully appreciate its evolution. It pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, such as herb-roasted chicken, grilled lamb chops, carbonara tagliatelle, mushroom risottos, or even a charcuterie and cheese platter.

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 %
Yvon Métras
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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