Pupillin is a village in the Arbois commune of the greater Jura department of eastern France. The red soils of Pupillin produce distinctly light, earthy, mineral-driven reds – this being of Pinot Noir from Benoît Bedoz, a 10-generation family domaine.
Cultivated using no chemicals, fermented with only natural yeasts and minimal additions of SO2, these wines are known for being vibrant and precise. In this vein, the 2013 Pinot Noir is earthy and rustic (not funky) with light, but bright fruit, a good jab of acidity and just the right balance of uniqueness and approachability. Very nice now, especially with food, and I can expect more flesh with time.