l'Octavin - 2018 Potion Magique
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 magic potion is Poulsard, Chardonnay and Savagnin, all harvested from Alice’s organic/biodymanic vines in the La Mailloche vineyard on the outskirts of Arbois. The destemmed grapes were macerated for seven months prior to pressing. No additives at any stage, of course. Pouring the most beautiful orange-ruby hue, this a thrilling living wine rich with aromas of spiced quince, flavours of wild berries and minerals and a sensational blood orange bitterness to the finish. Raw yet refined – a bit like you.
Variety Poulsard, Chardonnay, Savagnin || Region Jura, France || ABV 11.5% || Vol 750ml