Collection: Winemaker Spotlight: Pauline Passot

Pauline Passot is about to have a moment.

Jancis Robinson and Eric Asimov have both heaped praise on her Beaujolais wines, particularly for the value they deliver at their price points.

But Pauline's ascent is only just beginning—she's truly one of the best young producers we've come across, and is likely to be regarded as among the great talents of her generation for years to come.
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  • La Grosse Pierre Chiroubles Aux Craz 2018
    $29.00
    Red wine. Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. Aux Craz is at the highest elevation in Chiroubles (420 meters) and most are 70-year-old vines. "Craz means rock, and there are lots of them in this elevated pebbly southeast-facing vineyard. The wine is structured and stony, with generous airy floral and raspberry fruit and a bright long finish." — Howard Ripley Wines
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  • La Grosse Pierre Fleurie Bel-Air 2018
    $28.00
    Red wine. Fleurie, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. "Deep purple color in the glass, with concentrated, perfumed, pretty aromas. This is a satisfying wine, the texture being smooth and elegant, with a combination of red berries and black cherry flavors. Young, vibrant, and wonderfully pure, tannins are very fine, the finish being long." — Haynes Hanson & Clark Wine Merchants
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  • La Grosse Pierre Chiroubles Claudius 2018
    $28.00

    Red wine. Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. From vines that are 90-100 years old. One-year aging in barrels results in a fine bouquet with woody aromas. Characterized by its ample fruit, as well as by its volume and structure. Excellent length on the finish.

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  • La Grosse Pierre Chiroubles 'La Grosse Pierre' 2018
    $24.00

    Red wine. Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. An elegant, subtle, and delicate entry-level Chiroubles that delivers outstanding value for its price point. Sparkling ruby color. Its bouquet is fruity and floral—a perfect pairing for light appetizers, poultry, and grilled meats. This is charming now, but will develop its true character after 2-3 years in the cellar.

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  • La Grosse Pierre Morgon Douby 2018
    $28.00

    Red wine. Morgon, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. This wine offers a silky texture with lovely red and blue fruit alongside notes of potpourri, spicecake, and coffee. Concentrated yet lively on the palate, with a slow-building and gently tannic finish.

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  • Pauline Passot Chiroubles Grille-Midi 2018
    $34.00

    Red wine. Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. The estate's flagship wine, the “Grille Midi" is one of the great parcels of Beaujolais, with part in Fleurie and part in Chiroubles. Vines here are 40 to 60 years old and are in organic viticulture. This wine is savory with dry texture, finesse, and plenty of dark fruit. It has more aging potential than most Beaujolais wines, but is more than ready to drink now.

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  • Pauline Passot Chiroubles Grille-Midi 2018 Magnum
    $70.00

    Red wine. Chiroubles, Beaujolais, France. 100% Gamay. The estate's flagship wine, the “Grille Midi" is one of the great parcels of Beaujolais, with part in Fleurie and part in Chiroubles. Vines here are 40 to 60 years old and are in organic viticulture. This wine is savory with dry texture, finesse, and plenty of dark fruit. It has more aging potential than most Beaujolais wines, but is more than ready to drink now.

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