Sebastien Giroux is a terrific young winemaker farming just six hectares of vines in and around Pouilly-Fuissé. Giroux’s disciplined organic winemaking results in extraordinary wines – William Kelley describes them as “supple, pure and charming.”
Once known for over-oaked buttery Chardonnays, Pouilly-Fuissé has undergone a renaissance in the last decade, and is among the most dynamic and exciting corners of Burgundy today. A new generation of organic-minded winemakers now produces vibrant, thrillingly tense white wines with prices that have not yet caught up to those of the Côte d’Or. Giroux is among our favorite discoveries here.
From a warm ripe year, Sebastien has channeled abundant fruit into a sleek, delicious package. Kelley called Raidillons 2020 “another success, mingling aromas of fresh orchard fruit and white flowers with scents of beeswax and freshly baked bread,” awarding 92 points. Giroux’s wines are studies in elegance over opulence, dancing across the palate, marrying length with lift.
Giroux Pouilly-Fuissé “Raidillons” 2020
bottle price: $35