Name of the domaine: Domaine PASSOT
Name of responsible person: Rémy PASSOT
History of the appellation: The Fleurie cru is an A.O.C (appellation d’origine contrôlée) since 1936. The cru's total area covers 855 hectares.
Variety: Black Gamay with white juice
Color: Red only
Type of soil: Pink granite
Location of vineyard plots: Exposure: East
Location of plots: Grand Pré
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, 8-12 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: 4 to 6 years
Tasting: Floral, fruity notes of iris, violet, rose, red fruits and vine peaches. Its taste qualities combine elegance and finesse with a smooth full body. Develops spicy notes over the years.