Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wine

Domaine Passot Chiroubles 2015

Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
    0% ABV
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $14.99
    Try the
    14 99
    14 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
    Ships Tue, Nov 27
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Add to Cart
    0
    Limit Reached
    0.0 0 Ratings
    My Wine Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Rate for better recommendations
    (256 characters remaining)
    Cancel Save

    0.0 0 Ratings
    0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Ruby red color, floral aromas of violet, iris, lily of the valley and peony. Its gustatory qualities borrowed from red fruits express remarkably well. The Chiroubles is of greedy nature, giving the amateur the pleasant feeling of sliding in the mouth.

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Domaine Passot

    Domaine Passot

    View all wine
    Domaine Passot, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
    Image of winery
    René and Marie-Claude Passot winegrower in Chiroubles and manager of the Château de Raousset had 4 children. Remy the younger, also and after dreaming of being a fireman, garager, airplane pilot, cosmonaut, realizes that wine and vine are his future.

    In 1989 under the effect of a good bottle, Dominique marries Rémy as a young winegrower ... .. (never say never). The small Domaine Passot is composed of vineyards, rented, sharecropped. Later in time the purchase of a few plots of vines comes to grow the farm to reach 5 hectares.

    Meanwhile Dominique abandons the hairstyle to support Rémy in all the tasks of the profession of vine grower and to develop their domain. Félix, Simon and Marie-Lou expand the family over the years.

    2014 was a very big turn for the Domaine Passot! Indeed, the owners of the farm that Dominique and Rémy worked in parallel with Domaine PASSOT (SCEA of RAOUSSET - CHATEAU de RAOUSSET) wanted to separate from their vines, an opportunity not to be passed, Dominique and Rémy then decide create a G roupement F oncier V iticole to acquire with family and friends 6 ha of vineyards of 3 wines: Chiroubles - Fleurie - Morgon and thus wear surface area Passot to 11 ha. The GFV Leo was born, a beautiful story begins.

    Meanwhile, Félix pursues his ambitions in the hotel business, Simon will certainly join the Domaine Passot in a few years and Marie-Lou for the moment student to dreams.

    Beaujolais

    View all wine

    The bucolic region often identified as the southern part of Burgundy, Beaujolais actually doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the rest of the region in terms of climate, soil types and grape varieties. Beaujolais achieves its own identity with variations on style of one grape, Gamay.

    Gamay was actually grown throughout all of Burgundy until 1395 when the Duke of Burgundy banished it south, making room for Pinot noir to inhabit all of the “superior” hillsides of Burgundy proper. This was good news for Gamay as it produces a much better wine in the granitic soils of Beaujolais, compared with the limestone escarpments of the Côte d’Or.

    Four styles of Beaujolais exist though most is sold under the basic Beaujolais appellation. The simplest, and one that has regrettably given the region a subpar reputation, is Beaujolais Nouveau. This is the wine that is made using carbonic maceration (a quick fermentation that results in sweet aromas) and is released on the third Thursday of November in the same year as harvest. It's meant to drink young and is flirty, fruity and fun. The rest of Beaujolais is where the serious wines are found. Beaujolais-Villages, which must come from the hilly northern part of the region, offer reasonable values with some gems among them. The superior section are the cru vineyards coming from ten distinct communes: St-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Regnié, Brouilly, and Côte de Brouilly. Any cru Beajolais will have its commune name prominent on the label.

    Delightfully playful, yet at its best capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-packed wines from Beaujolais and parts of the Loire Valley. While it has received some criticism for its role in Beaujolais Nouveau—a decidedly young, charming and fruit-driven wine—the Gamay grape is very capable of producing serious wines. The variety is also widely planted in Savoie, Valle d'Aosta and Switzerland, and has recently found success on a small but growing scale in Oregon.

    In the Glass

    In its simplest form as Beaujolais Nouveau, a wine released just a couple of months after harvest, Gamay is fresh and full of cranberry and cherry candy flavors. But Gamay is capable of much more. The region of Beaujolais is divided into Villages and Crus, where granite-rich soils and conditions are perfect for Gamay. The Villages and Crus wines, given more time on the vine and in the winery, are capable of improving with age and offer dark blackberry or ripe cherry flavors with enticing aromas of baking spice, violets and dark wet earth.

    Perfect Pairings

    Gamay is delicious on its own; the simpler bottling can even benefit from a light chill before serving. It is the quintessential picnic red and goes well with simple charcuterie, country pâté and terrines. Gentle tannins and bright acidity make it a great option with Asian food, even dishes with a bit of spice. Gamay is also great with poultry, especially duck or Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry sauce.

    Sommelier Secret

    Within Beaujolais, there are ten different Crus, or highly ranked grape-growing communes. Each one has its own distinct personality—Fleurie is delicate and floral, Côte de Brouilly is concentrated and elegant and Morgon is serious, structured, and age-worthy, capable of rivaling some red Burgundies.

    GEC146605_2015 Item# 178459