We're very fortunate to offer a small quantity of wine from Beaujolais luminary Yvon Métras. Alongside Thevenet, Lapierre, Foillard and Breton, he was a proponent of the revolutionary theory of Jules Chauvet and Jacques Neauport, otherwise known as the genesis moment for natural wine. Decades later he still works the same way, and another thing that hasn't changed is the amount of land he farms - still just less than six hectares, meaning demand for these wines outstrips supply year on year. The vines have always been worked by hand, without chemical treatment, and Métras has not dosed the wines with sulphur since the mid-90s. The wines are characteristically pure, elegant, perfumed and with a fine clarity that truly speaks of the region.
This Beaujolais comes from a vineyard within Fleurie that does not fall within the cru because of its altitude. It is fresh, weightless and full of crisp red fruits.