Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot
About This Vineyard
Domaine Emmanuel Giboulot covers ten hectares – from the Rully premier cru La Pucelle down in the Côte Chalonnaise up to the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. Emmanuel Giboulot himself has become one of the prominent figures in organic winegrowing in Burgundy. He is a member of the global network Renaissance des Appellations/Return to Terroir that was founded in 2001 by Nicolas Joly at the Coulée de Serrant in the Loire.
Three of Emmanuel Giboulot’s wines come from the obscure appellation Côte de Beaune that should not be confused with Côte de Beaune-Villages. The Côte de Beaune appellation is uphill from the Beaune vineyards, but not so far up so it becomes Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. It is a small appellation with no premier crus, only covering 33,40 hectares (the Beaune vinyards cover 407 hectares). All three of Giboulot’s Côte de Beaune wines – Combe d’Eve, Les Pierres Blanches and La Grande Chatelaine – frequently receive very good reviews.
It is an appellation for both red and white wine, explains Emmanuel Giboulot. It is not very well known or seen very often on the market. I find it very interesting, but you have to spend a lot of time explaining to people what it is. It is not Meursault, which is something people know exactly what it is.