Rare Métras Magnums:
2017 Métras Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie VV Magnums

Posted by Joe Salamone

Every year, we hunt down as much Métras as we can possibly find. When we tally everything up, there's always a pitiful amount of magnums.

We're happy to offer our small parcel of 2017 Métras Magnums, Fleurie VV and Moulin-à-Vent.

There's something intangible and profound about Métras' wines that have made us obsessed with them for over a decade. Above all, it's the wines’ textural intrigue that makes them utterly captivating and unique. Their signature is a suave impression and the beautifully expressive mix of granite, flowers and dark fruits.

2017 is a very deep and layered vintage for the wines. Métras' unique mouthfeel and streak of dark minerality are on bold display. The ripeness of the vintage adds an extra dimension of complexity. It's animated by an invigorating backbone.

The Fleurie VV is the bottling that sums up Métras' style the best. There's a soaring and totally gorgeous perfume and a spine of dark crushed rocks. It's a wine that explodes from the glass with violets, purple fruits and jet-black minerality.

In 2006, Yvon Métras purchased a mere 0.6ha of Moulin-à-Vent near his home. Moulin-à-Vent is commonly considered the King of Beaujolais, known for being the longest lived and one of the most complex Crus. Métras' expression of Moulin-à-Vent seems to be influenced by Fleurie. There's muscle and a very distinctive Moulin-à-Vent iron-tinged minerality, but also a delicate grace.

I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Seeing Métras mags in any quantity is rare. When they do surface, they disappear quickly.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits