Dominique et Remy PASSOT

Specification sheet Chiroubles


Specification sheet Chiroubles

Name of the domaine: Domaine PASSOT

Name of responsible person: Rémy PASSOT

History of the appellation: The Chiroubles cru is an A.O.C (appellation d’origine contrôlée) since 1936.The cru's total area covers 350 hectares.

Variety: Black Gamay with white juice

Color: Red only

Type of soil: Light, poor, filtrating sand produced from crumbled granite.

Location of vineyard plots: On slopes, Southwestern exposure

Location of plots: Bel air, les grandes terres, crozet, Souzon.

Average age of vines: 50 years

Growing method: Head-pruning, shredded vine shoots, several trellised parcels, 25 % grass-seeded, narrow tractor for mechanical work.

Winemaking method: Beaujolais winemaking with controlled temperatures, 7-9 day vatting period.

Harvesting methods: Manual harvesting for all beaujolais A.O.C.

Wine aging: It is aged in stainless steel or epoxy coated cement vats for 7 months, then bottled during the months of April-May. Some prestige vintages are aged in vats for 9 to 12 months.

Average shelf life: 3 to 4 years

Tasting: Intense ruby red color, dominant floral notes of iris, violet, lily of the valley and peony. Its red fruits taste qualities remarkably express the Gamay variety. By nature, Chiroubles is a delicious wine that gives the amateur a pleasant smooth sensation on the palate.



Domaine PASSOT

237 route de Douby, 69115 CHIROUBLES
Tel: 04 74 69 16 19 / Mobile: 06 08 27 34 38

Chiroubles - Morgon - Régnié - Viognier
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