Domaine Giboulot

Terres Burgondes - 2020 - Emmanuel Giboulot

Burgundy

GIBOULOT Emmanuel

100% Pinot Noir from nearly 40-year-old vines, farmed biodynamically and planted on a clayey-limestone loam soil. Grapes are handpicked and mostly destemmed, fermented in open wooden vats for 18 days, with some pumping over and traditional punching of the cap. Next comes the blending of free-run wines and first press wines, settling of the must, and racking into barrels. Matured for 12 months in barrels that have seen three wines. Decanting is recommended.

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 – a conviction he successfully appealed and overturned. The estate was inherited from his father who had already converted to organic viticulture in the 1970s. Emmanuel, who originally wanted to become an actor, has now fully assimilated the tenets and traditions of his agricultural heritage: 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, Emmanuel tills his soils, practices meticulous green pruning, makes his own compost, and scorns chemicals. In the cellar, he vinifies with the indigenous yeasts and only adds a small dose of sulphites at bottling. 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.

75 cl

Appellation : Terres Burgondes IGP

Degree of alcohol : 11 %

To drink from : 2022 to 2027

Country : France

€21.80

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