Emmanuel Houillon (Maison Pierre Overnoy)

Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay

9.612 ratings
9.68 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
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Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.7

Gray wax = Orange wine! Destemmed chardonnay whole berry fermented on the skins in a puncheon. What? Shares a profile with other skin contact whites, but is so precise, refined and elegant. The perfect thing with pork chops to topped with cranberry/apricot chutney. Speaks volumes, but without raising its voice. Once in a lifetime pleasure to drink this - thanks @Max Kogod!

Gray wax = Orange wine! Destemmed chardonnay whole berry fermented on the skins in a puncheon. What? Shares a profile with other skin contact whites, but is so precise, refined and elegant. The perfect thing with pork chops to topped with cranberry/apricot chutney. Speaks volumes, but without raising its voice. Once in a lifetime pleasure to drink this - thanks @Max Kogod!

Aug 15th, 2016
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.7

Gray wax. Hand destemmed Chardonnay into puncheon to ferment. Then pressed dry into 225 L barrels to age. Topped up.

Gray wax. Hand destemmed Chardonnay into puncheon to ferment. Then pressed dry into 225 L barrels to age. Topped up.

Aug 9th, 2016
Kirk Wallace

The Chardonnay, with Sharon Bowman. Lunch in honor and memory of Joe.

The Chardonnay, with Sharon Bowman. Lunch in honor and memory of Joe.

Sep 6th, 2014
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

Maison Pierre Overnoy Arbois Pupillin 2010 Chardonnay

Smoky, golden, honey, hints at Amber in colour. The sediment that you usually find down the side of old(ish) reds seems in-flux here, as you lift the bottle to the light the sediment shifts like a vinous DNA strand, a rare sight.
Nose is subtle but with plenty of depth. Quince jelly, smoky honey, curry leaf, apple/treacle/pecan tart, apple sauce but with an overriding, roughhewn rockiness to its character.
In the mouth there is complexity but it's more about texture and mouthfeel than well defined fruits. Although this is mineral, refreshing with high acidity there is an incredibly appealing richness too. Monolithic is not a word that I would often use for a wine but it seems to sit well here, there are few contours or subtle intricacy. It will be fascinating to see how this ages

Maison Pierre Overnoy Arbois Pupillin 2010 Chardonnay

Smoky, golden, honey, hints at Amber in colour. The sediment that you usually find down the side of old(ish) reds seems in-flux here, as you lift the bottle to the light the sediment shifts like a vinous DNA strand, a rare sight.
Nose is subtle but with plenty of depth. Quince jelly, smoky honey, curry leaf, apple/treacle/pecan tart, apple sauce but with an overriding, roughhewn rockiness to its character.
In the mouth there is complexity but it's more about texture and mouthfeel than well defined fruits. Although this is mineral, refreshing with high acidity there is an incredibly appealing richness too. Monolithic is not a word that I would often use for a wine but it seems to sit well here, there are few contours or subtle intricacy. It will be fascinating to see how this ages

Jul 12th, 2014
Hardy Wallace

Owner/Winemaker Dirty & Rowdy Wines

9.6

"Here it is- BAMM- and you say goddamn this is the dope jam....bass!"

"Here it is- BAMM- and you say goddamn this is the dope jam....bass!"

May 5th, 2014
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.7

This Chardonnay is alive.

This Chardonnay is alive.

Oct 14th, 2012
Zack Hall

Chardonnay high acid

Chardonnay high acid

Sep 4th, 2019
Jonas Hartz

Pour it up

Pour it up

Oct 21st, 2013
Peter Monteleone

Sales & Marketing Martine's Wines

9.1

Peter had this a year ago

Peter had this a year ago

Nov 4th, 2018
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.6

Rajat had this 3 years ago

Rajat had this 3 years ago

Jul 6th, 2016