Beaujolais On Tip-Toe
2016 Métras Fleurie Printemps

Posted by Joe Salamone

When you taste through Métras' line-up, there's no denying the profundity of Fleurie VV and Ultime.

Still, Printemps delivers something very special.

This is Beaujolais on tip-toe. It delivers a thrilling agility and ethereal aromatics.

We love Printemps for how incisive and gulpable it is.

In a line-up in of Beaujolais, Métras always jumps out at you. There's a texture, a subtle intangible meatiness and often a saturating presence. Printemps has Metras' indescribable textural presence, but has a beautiful energy. It's the most dynamic wine of Metras' line-up.

In 2016, this vibrancy is on full display. There's an emphatic mineral streak with dazzling bright floral notes and precision.

Printemps is Métras' young vine cuvée. Bear in mind that in Beaujolais, young vines aren't all that young. Printemps comes from vines which are the very respectable age of 20-30 years old.

There's no shortage of depth and complexity here. Printemps comes from top sites in Fleurie: Grille-Midi and La Madone. They are prime, steep and very sunny climats situated in sandy, pink granite soils that yield a very classically feminine style of Fleurie that's earned the title "the Queen of Beaujolais."

The lift and undeniable harmony of the 2016 makes it a don't-miss. We made special 4-pack pricing because you'll want this around in quantity.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits