l'Octavin - 2018 Amphore
Alice produces sky-high quality small vintages, which have become insanely sought-after for good reason. Alice vinifies grapes she grows in her 5ha of certified biodynamic vineyards in Arbois, or purchases from some of the very best organic and biodynamic producers around France, picking the fruit herself and transporting it back to her cellar. The wines are certified biodynamic by Demeter. They are 'pur jus', with no additives whatsoever – they're 100% grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts. No sulphur is ever added, nor are the wines filtered or fined. Wildly pure stuff.
The Amphore is a Trousseau made from Alice’s estate vines. Trousseau is famously light, but don't let it deceive you. Treat it like an old Nebbiolo, it's like being whispering to closely in the corner of your ear, spicy, seductive, sensual.
It was destemmed and then macerated in amphora for an extended period before pressing. It is very rare, with less than 400 bottles made.
Variety Trousseau || Region Jura, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml