The Gamay grape has never exercised on me particular appeal, quite the opposite. However, from time to time, I also like to test it, you never know. About this producer, I have good memories of his Fleurie 2014, shared with friends, just a few weeks ago.
I tell you now that this Beaujolais in Métras declination, I did not know, I did not like it so much. Similar style to those ones of Foillard, Burgaud and Lapierre, but those have another step; in particular that one of Marcel Lapierre, another galaxy.
Not very expressive, since nose, penalized by a light volatile and, especially, by a severe reduction, which hinders greatly the red fruit expressions - strawberry, raspberry and cherry - and crushes all olfactory trends.
Despite a fresh attack, in mouth keeps faith, for broadly, to the nose setting, with a reductive heavy burden, which will release only in the final bowl. So, all with a silencer, from the fruit to the tannins, even with an acidity of notable harshness.
I like the “vins nature”, when they do not present imperfections and/or defects. Unfortunately, I have no other bottle for counterordeal, but you, already know, that often one does not do text.