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Maison Passot Fleurie, Beaujolais 2020

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Maison Passot is a small 11 hectare family property spread over 4 crus in Beaujolais. Owners Dominique, Rémy and Simon continue the family tradition, going back generations. The family tends 21 plots - half of which are in Chiroubles, one quarter in Morgon, and smaller holdings in Fleurie and Régnié. All farming follows strict tenets of la lutte raisonnée for a more “natural” wine, surrounded by signs of life and rich biodiversity.

  • Winemaker: Rémy and Simon Passot
  • Farming: Lutte Raisonée (Sustainable with organic practices)
  • Varieties: Gamay
  • Terroir: Morgon is the second largest Cru in Beaujolais (after Brouilly) spanning 4.5 square miles and comprised of six named vineyards on three bands facing south, southeast and northwest. Passot works with vineyards oriented Southeast in the Douby climat which has clay/sand soils from decomposed granite based soils known as terre pourrie or “rotten earth” – average vine age is 46 years.
  • Vinification: Hand harvested grapes that undergo primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and cement vats.
  • Aging: Cement
  • Scores: 92 points, Vinous. “Brilliant ruby. Powerful, spice-accented red/blue fruit scents are complemented by hints of candied violet and incense. Broad and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors that are given lift and focus by a spine of smoky minerality. In an ample but lively style, showing solid inishing thrust, molten tannins and lingering sweetness."