Sous Le Mont Hautes Cotes de Nuits Emmanuel Giboulot 2018

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Perfect for:

A light lunch

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Pale, Fruity, Crunchy

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Hautes Cotes de Nuits Emmanuel Giboulot, 100% Pinot Noir, no chaptalisation, very fresh, very natural, elegant Pinot for summer drinking. A delightful glass of classic Burgundy. Giboulot reds are not chaptalised so the pale colour is matched by a refreshing sour cherry and cranberry palate with crunchy acidity and the firm backbone of racy Pinot Noir. This is a red wine for serving slightly chilled on the terrace with some salty appetisers or with some grilled oily fish.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Emmanuel Giboulot
Country France
Region Burgundy, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Pinot Noir
Terroir Clay and limestone
Alcohol 12% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years

Emmanuel Giboulet is somewhat of a renegade in the Burgundy bubble, resisting wholeheartedly the use of chemicals and pesticides in the vineyard.

Stemming from his father's move to organic production after his mother became ill and they realised the impact chemicals were having on the land. Since taking over the estate in 1985 he has sought to increase the biodiversity and learn how to keep the vines healthy with natural balance. This behaviour risked getting him landed in jail when the appellation called for all vineyards to be sprayed with a chemical to protect the spread of 'flavescence dorée' and he refused. Luckily, due to huge support and the opening of the debate, he was allowed to continue and his approach has stood the test of time. He has now grown his holdings to nearly 10 hectares with small plots all over the Cotes de Beaune and some in Cotes de Nuits. He remains committed to his principles and he even has the enviable reputation of being 'supposedly' the only producer in Burgundy never to chaptalise his wines, and he never uses new oak, just used barrels. A purist through and through, for pure, authentic Burgundy, Giboulot is your man.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Sous Le Mont Hautes Cotes de Nuits Emmanuel Giboulot 2018