l'Octavin - 2018 Commendatore
100% Trousseau from old vines planted over Jurassic marls in Les Corvées. The fruit saw eight months of maceration in cuve with no pigeage or remontage. Some reduction on opening, but with air it blows you away with wild, brambly fruits, earth and stone. Ethereal stuff.
Alice Bouvot produces exceptional 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 'pur jus', with no additives whatsoever – 100% grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts. No sulphur is ever added, nor are the wines filtered or fined. Wildly pure stuff.
Varietal Trousseau || Region Jura, France || ABV 11% || Vol 750ml