Fruit: Fresh red fruit; cranberry, raspberry & pomegranate
Food Pairings: Mushroom, corn and snap pea risotto with roasted chicken seasoned with fennel, thyme and lemon
Vinified from a tiny, family-owned holding of ancient Jurassic varieties that are hand harvested, Domaine Overnoy-Crinquand‘s Poulsard is a monovarietal from the village of Pupillin. The vines are farmed organically and are part of a multi crop estate which also produces grain and even cheese from a small herd of milk cows. This picturesque scenario results in a traditional, old world wine that’s meant as a thirst quenching accompaniment for simple, casual meals.
Pale and pretty in the glass, this polished example of plousard shows fresh red fruit on the nose with almost citrus-like acidity and surprising amounts of tannins. An impressionable light-bodied wine with presence, if not concentration, it drinks unlike other leaner structured wines in that it can hold up to food, making it more than a “glug-able” aperitif. This may stem from the fact it’s produced from the oldest vines of the estate- so drink it with old friends, and with food.