Emmanuel Giboulot, you’ve probably heard of him by now. He’s the winemaker who became famous for refusing to treat his vines with pesticides, and as a result was convicted and fined in court. The estate was inherited from his father who had already converted to organic viticulture in the 1970s. Besides his 10 hectares of vines, the vigneron continues to farm 80 hectares of grain. He started converting his vineyards over to biodynamics in 1985, making him one of practice’s pioneers in Burgundy. The estate has grown through time and seized opportunities, so much that the estate, like many others, now produces wines from several appellations, including Saint Romain, Côte-de-Beaune, and Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits. In the vineyard, Manu tills his soils, practices meticulous green pruning, makes his own compost, and scorns chemicals. In the cellar, his aim is to simply stabilise his wines, which are destined for ageing and for traveling – for his bottles are exported to the four corners of the world.
A golden yellow wine. A very pure nose, floral and fruity. The palate is suave and delicate with citrus and toasted notes. A long, mineralesque finish.
A golden yellow wine. A very pure nose, floral and fruity. The palate is precise, rich and mineral. A clean, intense juice.