l'Octavin - 2018 Sly Vin
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 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.
Alice purchased Sylvaner grapes from Philippe Brand in Alsace to make it. The grapes were macerated for two months, becoming intense and aromatic. Sylvaner is a thoroughly undervalued varietal that sits in character between Riesling's acidity and Muller Thurgau's aromatics. Fruitful, racy, balanced, delicious.
Variety Sylvaner || Region Alsace, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml