Jules Métras

Beaujolais / France

At A Glance

Winemaker(s)

Jules Métras

Appellation

Beaujolais-Villages, Chiroubles

Varieties

Gamay

Farming

Organic

Their Story

Jules Métras began producing wines in 2014. His first cuvée was that of two small parcels of vines, one of which holds over 80 year old vines in the village of Lancié and the other in La Chappelle de Guinchay, which was passed on to him by Jules Chauvet who is famously known as “The Godfather of natural wine”. This cuvée is labeled Beaujolais-Villages Bijou and was released in 2015. Since his inaugural release, Jules has produced two additional cuvées from cru Chiroubles.

In the vines, Jules works hard and meticulously. His vines are worked organically and by hand. It is the work done in the vines which Jules strongly believes creates true wine.

Jules works in the same cellar and in the same fashion as his father, Yvon Métras. Once he believes the berries to be fully ripe and of nice concentration, the fruit is harvested, cooled down and then undergoes a gentle carbonic fermentation with natural yeast in concrete vats. Nothing is rushed in the Métras cellar, nothing! Fermentations can take over a week to simply begin. No SO2 or additions of any kind are used. Neutral barrels are used during élevage. The wines are unfined and unfiltered.