Fleurie La Roilette Vieilles Vignes 2021, Domaine Bernard Métrat
Engagingly sweet berry fruit, violets and a hint of black pepper coat the mouth, whilst fine-grained tannins add structure.
Metrat is a small domaine, owned and run by Bernard and his father-in-law Michel Chevalier. Bernard is a member of Terra Vitis, a renowned environmental certification which advocates environmentally friendly production methods. As such everything is done by hand, from pruning to picking. Although he is not certified as organic, everything is done as organically as possible – treating or intervening only when necessary.
This wine is fermented in the traditional way, without use of carbonic maceration, and ageing takes place in used wooden casks for six to nine months.