2018 Domaine (Guillaume) Overnoy Chardonnay Vigne Derriere
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.
From vines near Cesancey and aged for two years in barrel Ouille, or topped up, like in Burgundy. This shows the warm tone of 2018 but is Jurassically bright, citric and floral with clear fresh and direct presence. You can feel and taste the limestone soils in the mouth where the saline infused flavours linger on.