Emmanuel Giboulot is a French winemaker based in the Burgundy wine region of France. He is known for his biodynamic approach to winemaking and his commitment to sustainable agriculture.
Emmanuel Giboulot took over the family estate in 1985, which is located in the Cote de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. He immediately converted the estate to organic farming and later to biodynamic farming, which he believes produces healthier and more flavorful grapes.
Giboulot produces a range of wines, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are aged in oak barrels. His wines are known for their complexity, depth, and balance. He is also known for his commitment to environmental sustainability and has been involved in promoting sustainable agriculture in Burgundy.
Emmanuel Giboulot gained international attention in 2014 when he was fined by French authorities for refusing to use pesticides to combat a disease that was affecting vineyards in the area. He defended his decision on the grounds that the use of pesticides was harmful to the environment and that he believed in using natural methods to combat diseases in his vineyards. His case sparked a debate in France about the use of pesticides in agriculture and raised awareness about the benefits of organic and biodynamic farming.