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2019 Yvon Métras "Le Printemps" Fleurie

SKU #1539250 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Aromas of raspberry preserve and sweet berry fruit introduce the 2019 Fleurie Le Printemps, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy wine that's softer and rounder than its old-vine counterpart and more marked by the sunshine of the vintage and its low sulfur winemaking. One of the godfathers of the natural wine movement in the Beaujolais, the elusive Yvon Métras shuns the press, but when his wines show well, they're some of the region's most captivating, so since I began covering this region, I've made a point of reviewing them from my own cellar. While some of the 2018s which had impressed me last year now show unpleasant levels of "goût de souris," a microbiological flaw reminiscent of mouse urine that some consider proof of authenticity, the young 2019s are—for now and for the most part—striking wines, with special mention due to a magical Fleurie that Métras fans will want to make a special effort to track down. (WK) Inner quote mark (8/2021)

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