Fleurie is widely considered the most delicate of the crus, covering an area of 855 contiguous hectares (about three square miles). The soil here is unique, almost entirely made up of pink granite. Maison Passot farms 50 year old vines in the Grand pré area of the Cru on east facing slopes.
Hand harvested grapes that undergo primary and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and cement vats.
PRESS | 93 W&S
“This 27-acre domaine includes a small holding in Fleurie, where the Passot family’s 50-year-old vines grow on east-facing hillsides. It may be the cool morning sun that encourages this wine’s fragrant fruit and gentle, persistent tannins. Nacho Monclús of Brooklyn’s Camperdown Elm found it complex and elegant: “The licorice and red fruit remind me of grenache from Rayas.”
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