BLEND | 100% Gamay
VINEYARDS | Morgon is the second largest Cru (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.
WINEMAKING | Hand harvested grapes that undergo primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and cement vats.
PRESS | 92 VIN (2016)
“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 finishing thrust, molten tannins and lingering sweetness.” - Josh Raynolds
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