Maison Passot 2018 'Les Rampaux' Morgon, Beaujolais, France - DECANTsf

Maison Passot 2018 'Les Rampaux' Morgon, Beaujolais, France

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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."

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