Arbois-Pupillin Savagnin 1999 50cl - Pierre Overnoy

Jura, Arbois-Pupillin, savagnin, 1999 Vintage, 50cl, Maison Pierre Overnoy

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Tasting notes for the Arbois-Pupillin Savagnin 1999 - Pierre Overnoy

  • EYE: The year 1999 unfolds in the robe of this Savagnin with a deep, vibrant, and slightly ambered golden hue. Aging has bestowed upon this vintage a rich and evolved color, heralding a complex sensory experience.
  • NOSE: Upon the first olfactory contact, the bouquet opens with enchanting aromas. Fresh walnut, acacia honey, and candied fruit notes subtly intertwine with hints of chamomile and beeswax. The nose evokes a spring garden, with an unexpected freshness for a wine of this age.
  • MOUTH: The tasting reveals a remarkable harmony. The silky texture caresses the palate, while flavors of poached pear, roasted almonds, and light spices gradually unfold in the mouth. A lively and well-integrated acidity adds a vibrant dimension to the ensemble, leading to a persistent and delightfully saline finish.


In short: The 1999 vintage of Pierre Overnoy's Savagnin offers a captivating interpretation of the aging process of Jura wines. The aromatic richness, unexpected freshness, and impeccable balance make it a wine deserving of thoughtful tasting. Ready to be enjoyed now, it reflects the complexity and elegance of well-made aged wines. Although at its peak, this vintage reveals a solid structure suggesting an additional aging potential of at least 4 to 6 years. Pair it with refined dishes such as roasted Bresse poultry, aged hard cheeses, or a caramelized walnut tart.

Other appellations from this estate: Arbois-Pupillin Chardonnay, Arbois-Pupillin Savagnin, Arbois-Pupillin Poulsard, Arbois-Pupillin Vieux Savagnin Ouillé, Vin de Liqueur...

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50 cl
White Wine
Grape Variety
% vol.
12,5 %
Pierre Overnoy
Production method
Producer: Pierre Overnoy
Pierre Overnoy

The legend of organic wine in Jura


The Domaine Pierre Overnoy can be found in the small village of Pupillin, next to Arbois, in the Jura region. The estate was founded in 1968 but Pierre Overnoy, its former owner, had been helping his winemaker of a father since the 1950’s. Pierre’s philosophy was always very simple: wine needs to remain pure. This is why he was always against using chemicals for his crops, even when all the other winemakers of the region started adopting them. It’s also the reason why he refused to add sulphites to his wine.

Years passed and Pierre Overnoy never wavered. That strength turned him into a celebrity, in the little world of organic winemaking, inspiring a lot of younger viticultors. 2020 was the consecration: the famous French magazine "La Revue du Vin de France" gave Pierre 3 stars in its Best French Wines guide. Celebrating his effort when it came to biodynamic methods, as well as the sheer quality of his natural wines. Pierre thus joined the ranks of other famous organic winemakers, like Jean-François Ganevat or André & Mireille Tissot.

In 2001, it was time for Pierre to retire. With no children of his own, he decided to leave the estate in the capable hands of Emmanuel Houillon (Adeline's brother), whom he always loved like a son and who had been working with him for more than 15 years. Today, Emmanuel and his wife Anne are in charge of the Domaine Pierre Overnoy and its 5,5 hectares of vineyard (mostly Chardonnay and Savagnin grapes). The wines they produce are very close to what Pierre could make, and the price of the bottles are reaching new heights since 2015, breaking all auction sales records.

Discover the wine made by Pierre Overnoy.

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