l'Octavin - 2018 Corvee de T
Alice Bouvot 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 '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.
This special drop is 100% Trousseau from Alice's vines in the biodynamic Corvées vineyard. Grapes were destemmed and macerated for 2 months before pressing, then bottled in June 2019. Hovering between a dark rose and light red, it's an ideal food wine; but also a toothesome aperitif. Mountains of complexity with a huggable warmth and rich dark fruit. Alice + Trousseau = match made in heaven.
Variety Trousseau || Region Jura, France || ABV 11.5% || Vol 750ml