Old vines that have never seen chemical products, old barrels that have never encountered external yeasts, and an old cellar with a stable temperature beneath the family house. An honest wine is always simultaneously more complex and simpler than we usually imagine.
A range of authentic wines from a small winemaker that deserves a tasting. This natural and undeniable signature allows one to rediscover the family tradition and typicity of the Jura, offering a marvelous insight into the region that should be enjoyed alongside the astonishing regional cheese.
Domaine Overnoy-Crinquand is based in Pupillin, a small village in the heart of the Arbois appellation. Five hectares are dedicated to vineyards where classic Jura grape varieties are planted: Ploussard, Trousseau, Savagnin, and also a small portion of Chardonnay.
In these red marl clay-limestone soils, the mineral character of their vineyards sets them apart. Hand harvesting, mechanical pressing. Everything is done to express the unique work carried out in their soils and in this 17th-century cellar. On the Jura slope, winemaking and aging are deeply traditional, with minimal additions of sulfites and fermentation with natural yeasts.
Mickael Crinquand is the fourth generation to have worked on these 5 hectares. In this property, where the house belonged to the monks of Vaux, the winemakers work in a traditional manner to reflect the unique terroir of the Jura. As multi-generational farmers, the family's work applies to the traditions of the Jura, encompassing vineyards, cereals, and livestock. They have been practicing organic agriculture since the 1990s, long before the Jura received media coverage. In addition to wine, the family also produces Comté cheese, which surprisingly pairs well with their wines.