Until recently very much a Grower, rising popularity has led to Henri Giraud purchasing fruit, technically propelling them into négociant status. Technicalities aside, these are nonetheless unique and eclectic wines.
Located in Aÿ, the home of great Pinot Noir, all the wines are made from Grand Cru vineyards. It is all about the oak, taken from the now neglected Argonne forest, historically the source of all oak used in champagne. Carrying attention to detail to a whole new level, Giraud have established GPS positions on individual trees in order to match particular characters in each part of the forest with selected vineyard parcels.