Dominique et Remy PASSOT

Specification sheet Morgon


Specification sheet Morgon  

Name of the domaine: Domaine PASSOT

Name of responsible person: Rémy PASSOT

History of the appellation: The Morgon cru is an A.O.C (appellation d’origine contrôlée) since 1936.The cru's total area covers 1200 hectares.

Variety: Black Gamay with white juice

Color: Red only

Type of soil: Clay and sand produced from crumbled granite. Locally, the sand is called "rotten earth".

Location of vineyard plots: Southeastern exposure

Location of plots:: Fontriante, Douby

Average age of vines: 46 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, 9-14 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 5 years

Tasting: It has a deep garnet red color and aromas of ripe stone fruits such as cherry, peach, apricot and plum. Full-bodied, this rich, powerful wine expresses all facets of its terroir. When it reaches its peak: Morgon is said to "morgonne".



Domaine PASSOT

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