l'Octavin - 2016 Pamina
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100% Chardonnay crafted with biodynamic grapes sourced just next door to Arbois in the Jura. The Chardonnay is aged in old oak barrels for 18 months, producing a desirable oxidative quality. A lively palate of apples and chestnuts, with sherry aromas and delightfully playful minerality. The name ‘Pamina’ comes from the lovers Pamina and Tamino in Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute. Très adorable.
Alice Bouvot of l'Octavin 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.
Varietal Chardonnay || Region Jura, France || ABV 12.8% || Vol 750ml