2016 Domaine (Guillaume) Overnoy Savagnin Type
The first thing you notice is the name, Overnoy. This one is not to be confused with the legendary estate in Pupillin although Guillame's Grandfather was a brother to Pierre Overnoy and their Poulsard is propagated from cuttings from Arbois-Pupillin. This estate is located in Orbagna, in the south of the Jura in the region of Sud Revermont. Guillaume came back to the family estate in 2013 and has been working full time since then. In 2014 he began conversion of the estate of 5.5 hectares to organic cultivation. They have all five Jura varieties planted and specialize in Trousseau which does particularly well in their area. The vines are grown mostly in Orbagna but they also have a single hectare further north in Cesancey. All vines are hand tended and farmed organically, always have been. Vinification is sensitive, observational, and skilful - generations of experience come in very handy.
Four years sous-voile, or under a veil of flor, before some time in bottle. Huge amounts of complexity, citric and saline in the mouth, with curry leaf, saffron and baking spices. Has super length and complexity with a finish that goes on, gastronomic and salivating all at once. This is quite remarkable.