Emmanuel Giboulot, Morgon, 6 Bottle Case 75cl
Terroir: The Beaujolais appellation extends from the Maconnais in the north until Villefranche-Sue-Saone (just north of Lyon) in the south. The soils are granitic in much of Beaujolais, and the grapes that make this wine are grown on schist with a south-east exposure.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested, with 30% whole-bunch and the remainder destemmed // The alcoholic fermentation and maceration lasts 27 days in an open wood vat with occasional pump-overs and punch-downs // This is the traditional approach to vinification in Beaujolais // The wine is aged in old, re-used oak vats for 11 months before bottling.
Farming organically was an obvious path for Emmanuel as he grew up watching his father doing it. When he struck out on his own, he did so with less than one hectare, adding gradually a plot here and a plot there. Ten years later, he had accumulated eleven hectares of vines, scattered over a few different appellations. Considered a pioneer of biodynamic farming in the region, Emmanuel’s wines are balanced, precise and elegant.