2012 Yvon Métras Moulin-à-Vent


  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Moulin-à-Vent

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  • Sheila62 wrote:

    March 20, 2015 - Some light structure here considering it is from a disappointing vintage. The wine is pure and fresh as one expects from Metras, but this is a wine that will always be stuck in 1st gear I believe.



  • Kirk Grant commented:

    3/20/15, 12:56 PM - What do you mean when you say you think this will always be "stuck in first gear"? What is light structure? Do you mean light bodied or minimal structure?

  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/20/15, 1:00 PM - it is light bodied with a slight frame. I don't believe the wine will offer much more in terms of complexity. It is very simple IMO and will remain that way. I am familiar with Metras' wines, and am most disappointed by this vintage!

  • Ben H. commented:

    3/21/15, 9:28 AM - In the October 2014 Wine Terroirs piece on Métras, it's mentioned that "the very old parcels" of his Moulin-à-Vent vines were uprooted "since 2012". It's not clear if that was before the 2012 harvest but I suppose the loss of the old vines might have contributed to the 2012 vintage of this wine being disappointing. Perhaps his 2013 Moulin-à-Vent will give a better idea of what effect the uprooting had.

  • Sheila62 commented:

    3/21/15, 9:36 AM - Thanks for the insightful reference. I read that blog but did not retain that information.

    At the end of the day, 2012 is a weaker vintage.

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