Beaujolais Madame Germaine 2016 - Yvon Métras

Beaujolais, Madame Germaine, Vintage 2016, Yvon Metras

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Tasting notes for the Beaujolais "Madame Germaine" 2016 - Yvon Métras

  • EYE: Yvon Métras' "Madame Germaine" 2016 cuvée catches the eye with its intense and brilliant ruby red color, a sign of meticulous vinification.
  • NOSE: This biodynamic wine reveals a complex bouquet where ripe red fruit aromas and subtle floral notes mingle, enhanced by a discreet but present spicy touch.
  • MOUTH: The silky and balanced texture of the "Madame Germaine" 2016 cuvée clearly highlights the freshness of red fruits, accompanied by hints of pepper and licorice. The persistent finish leaves a delightfully spicy imprint on the palate.


In short: This biodynamic Beaujolais from Yvon Métras offers a refined tasting experience, to be enjoyed now or cellared for 5 to 8 years for optimal evolution. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, such as herb-roasted chicken, grilled lamb chops, carbonara tagliatelle, mushroom risottos, or even a simple 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.
13 %
Yvon Métras
Madame Germaine
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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