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".