- Authors: MARCUS & HARRIET DE VERE
- Publisher: Éditions Tonnerre de l'Est
- Language: French
- Release date: 10/2019
- Number of pages: 96
- Dimensions: 22 x 21 cm
- Weight: 990g
- Format: hardcover
- ISBN: 9782954031682
Limited edition of 700 numbered copies
This singular book, dedicated to the great Jura winemaker Pierre Overnoy, precursor of natural wines, proposes to enter into the life and work of a truly singular man... and singularly real! A life woven of research, blossomed in the truth of craftsmanship and friendship, nourished by a deep faith dedicated to humanity and natural beauties.
We discover here Pierre Overnoy, who in a few years - and in spite of himself - has become an icon of the wine world, especially among the hallucinated minds of social networks. While following the history of the House of Pierre Overnoy, Harriet and Marcus de Vere's text asks sharp questions about what wine represents today, at the crossroads of its immense history and the misleading light that can be shed on it by fleeting but dangerous media coverage.
How can a spiritual and artisanal quest, such as that of Pierre Overnoy, be both recognized and distorted by the mirrors of today's screens? What place can the truth of gesture and know-how acquire today, in a world questioned by the upheavals of the climate and the human world?
A portrait book that intertwines the history of Pierre Overnoy, that of the Jura, and that of the winegrowers he influenced - and among them, first and foremost, his adopted son Emmanuel Houillon - this work brings together figures of great experience. All of them have come together to enter, through clear and essential words, further into the inexhaustible enigma of wine.
Harriet & Marcus de Vere are respectively translator and wine merchant in London. Photographs by James Nelson. Translated from English by Thierry Weber.
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