Domaine Passot is located in the Beaujolais region of France. The winery owns 11 hectares (27 acres) of vineyards in several locations.
At the APVSA “Wine at a Time” event, Domaine Passot was offering tastings of:
- Chiroubles, Gamay 2017
- Régnié Gamay 2016
- Morgan Gamay 2016
- Bourgogne Gamay 2014
- Gamay ancestral methode demi-sec-Coup d’Bulles Rosé
- Viognier 2016
The Bourgogne Gamay 2014 was harvested by hand and harvested from grapevines that averaged 50 years of age. The wine was a translucent reddish color. The wine offered a light earthiness with dark red fruit notes. The wine was medium-bodied with tannins and crispness. The finish was dry and the taste lingered on the palate. According to the winery website: “The Bourgogne Gamay is a new regional appellation since the 2011 vintage. The grapes that are used must be exclusively from Beaujolais crus.”
Morgan Passot 2016 was produced with hand harvested grapes from grapevines that averaged 46 years of age. The wine was a translucent red color. The Morgan Passot offered notes of fruit including plum. This full-bodied wine was dry with tannins. The finish had bold tannins with a long finish.
About Passot Remy et Fils
Dominique (owner) is the daughter of winegrowers. As a young girl she said that she would never marry a winegrower. Rémy (owner) is the son of winegrowers and eventually found his calling to be a winegrower and winemaker.
By 1989, Dominique changed her mind and married Rémy. Dominique left her career as a hairdresser and became very involved with the wine growing. In 2014 many changes occurred. According to the website, “The owners of the vineyard where Dominique et Rémy worked in addition to their Domaine PASSOT, (SCEA de RAOUSSET – CHATEAU de RAOUSSET), wanted to sell their vineyards…Dominique and Rémy didn’t want to miss the opportunity and decided to create a Groupement Foncier Viticole (Financial Group for Wine production) to purchase 6 ha of vineyards for 3 crus with family and friends: Chiroubles – Fleurie – Morgon bringing the total area of the Domaine PASSOT to 11 ha.”
The Guest House
Tourists and winery visitors may want consider staying at the Domaine Passot’s winery guest house. This two-story vacation house offers three bedrooms, kitchen, dining/living room courtyard, swimming pool, courtyard and terrace. The Domaine Passot website has numerous pictures that show the wonderful ambiance of the house.
If we were planning to visit this region of France, we would definitely check out this location as a possible place to stay.
As with other wineries represented at APVSA, Domaine Passot is looking for importers.