I visited wineries in burgundy with my friends; Sabine (Sommelier-Conseil) and Sophie (Sommelier-Conseil and author of laboitedespinards.com). We met extraordinary winemakers. We tasted their wines and listened to their stories. We spent hours in their cellars discussing and exchanging. They are incredibly inspiring. They have different work philosophies but they are moving in the same direction of “organic viticulture” and “natural wine”. Before the visits, I had never heard of them, except Emmanuel Giboulot who was in the news for refusing to spray grapes with pesticides. These vignerons are renowned for their works. There are many articles about them on the internet. I am not going to rewrite what has already been said. If you click on hyperlinks, you will be directed to their websites and articles that I think are best represent who they are.
Yann Bertrand : Domaine of Famille Bertrand. A sleepy-eyed, young and very talented winemaker with quiff haircut.
Jean Thevenet : Domaine de la Bongran. The master of Chardonnay and Viré-Clessé appellation. He is an idiosyncratic and generous winemaker.
Emmanuel Giboulot. His passion for organic viticulture is beyond imagination. His Rully premier cru La Pucelle 1995 is insanely fantastic.
The one-and-only Karim Vionnet. He makes wines that reflect his personality – natural and unpretentious.