Arbois-Pupillin Savagnin 2000 50cl - Pierre Overnoy

Jura, Arbois-Pupillin, savagnin, 2000 Vintage, 50cl, Maison Pierre Overnoy

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Pierre Overnoy is seen as a precursor in the little world of wine. Son of a winegrower, he saw the arrival on the market of the very first herbicides, during the 50's, and immediately knew that it would be damaging to the environment. Thus, he decided that he would never use them.

Once he inherited the family domain in 1968, he took an interest in biology and chemistry. His goal was to develop a more organic method of winemaking. In 1984, for example, he decided to stop using sulfites to control the fermentation process.

Pierre Overnoy was childless but he found an heir in Emmanuel Houillon. He taught the young man everything he knew for 15 years and offered him the domaine in 2001. We can say that Emmanuel managed to get to his master's level, because his vintages seem to be a direct continuation of Pierre's work.

His wines:

  • Arbois Pupillin Ploussard
  • Arbois Pupillin
  • Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay
  • Arbois Pupillin Savagnin
  • Arbois Pupillin Vin Jaune
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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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