Emmanuel Houillon (Maison Pierre Overnoy)

Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay Ouillé

9.476 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Pupillin, Arbois, Jura, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

From what I’ve gathered, 2005 was a difficult vintage chez Overnoy. That being said, this was exactly as you might expect - wondrous and complex. Waxen but austere, mineral and slight twang but everything integrated and sewn up. No need to drink now but it is wide open, considering. I’ve also been intrigued to learn about the chemistry of wines like this, and so I ran this on the Foss at the winery:
TA: 7.42g/L
VA: .69g/L
Abv: 12.12%
pH: 3.24
RS: 0g/L
Malic: 0g/L
Lactic: 3.8g/L

From what I’ve gathered, 2005 was a difficult vintage chez Overnoy. That being said, this was exactly as you might expect - wondrous and complex. Waxen but austere, mineral and slight twang but everything integrated and sewn up. No need to drink now but it is wide open, considering. I’ve also been intrigued to learn about the chemistry of wines like this, and so I ran this on the Foss at the winery:
TA: 7.42g/L
VA: .69g/L
Abv: 12.12%
pH: 3.24
RS: 0g/L
Malic: 0g/L
Lactic: 3.8g/L

Dec 22nd, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.5

So often when a wine goes into unicorn status, it's not only hard to find, but also veers toward the more-is-more style. What I love about this wine is it's quiet grace, with that Jura twang so seamlessly integrated in its core but yet not loudly demanding attention. Singular. Compelling. Remarkably priced on the list in Quebec.

So often when a wine goes into unicorn status, it's not only hard to find, but also veers toward the more-is-more style. What I love about this wine is it's quiet grace, with that Jura twang so seamlessly integrated in its core but yet not loudly demanding attention. Singular. Compelling. Remarkably priced on the list in Quebec.

Dec 22nd, 2017
Web Bond

White wax(Chardonnay)

White wax(Chardonnay)

Jul 1st, 2017
Tim O'Rourke

A pure, clean btl--electric acidity and beautiful fruit. Great stuff!

A pure, clean btl--electric acidity and beautiful fruit. Great stuff!

Apr 1st, 2016
Frej Helstrand

Ploussard

Ploussard

Nov 21st, 2015
Jérôme Cuvée

2005, definitely better with 1-2 hours of decantation!

2005, definitely better with 1-2 hours of decantation!

Apr 2nd, 2015
Sabra Lewis

Great bottle

Great bottle

Feb 1st, 2015
Henrik Möbitz

Owner/Winemaker Henrik Möbitz Wines

9.0

lime, bright, fun wine

lime, bright, fun wine

Aug 21st, 2014
Adam Wills

Hey, it’s $100 cheaper here so...

Hey, it’s $100 cheaper here so...

Sep 12th, 2018
Piet Sanders

finally tasted this, pretty crazy, umami flavours, dried fruits, yeasty and some biscuits 👌

finally tasted this, pretty crazy, umami flavours, dried fruits, yeasty and some biscuits 👌

Feb 2nd, 2018