Notes from Rosenthal Wine Merchant:
"Olivier Giroux was born, and developed an early interest in wine, in southern Burgundy’s Mâconnais region. The estate counts 8.6 hectares of vines across seven parcels, principally in Pouilly-Loché, with plots in Macon-Loché and Pouilly-Fuissé rounding out the holdings. No chemical products are used in the vineyard and Olivier is committed to organic processes from start to finish, though he has chosen not to pursue certification. All grapes are manually harvested before a long pressing, followed by alcoholic fermentation using only indigenous yeasts; the élévage varies by cuvée and is detailed in the specific descriptions of each of the wines."
"Olivier owns half a hectare of 50-year-old vines in Les Barres, situated at 250 meters altitude with soils of noble clay and abundant gravel. Aged 12 months in 500-liter barrels between two and eight years of age, this cuvée combines ample richness with finely rendered floral aromatics of intense expressiveness, tied together by an acidity both gentle and sturdy."