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Domaine de l’Octavin

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Chardonnay

Vineyard Size: 5 Hectares

Soil: White and gray marls

Average Age of Vines:

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: wine is bottled before the end of the fermentation with natural yeast and sugar, 2nd fermentation occurs in bottle.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.

Name: Domaine de l’Octavin

Region: Jura

Description:

Alice Bouvot and Charles are the proud proprietors of 5 hectares of vines in the Arbois region of the Jura. They started their domaine in 2005 with just 2 hectares and over the years have bought small plots and slowly increased their production. Some of our favorite winery visits are with Alice and Charles and their adorable sons. On top of their warmth, the vineyards are equally as vibrant. L’Octavin is now Demeter biodynamic certified and they work to convey this message to the fullest. Wild grasses, weeds, insects, and animals all have a place in their vines creating a true ecosystem that gives a deeper meaning to each glass of their wine.

Since 2009 all L’Octavin wines are "pur jus", with no additives whatsoever. The grapes are destemmed by hand and fermented without the use of SO2, cultured yeasts, or other additives. Most of the wines are fermented and aged in fiber glass or steel tanks, but only at the ambient temperature of the cave. Most of L’Octavin wines are made to reflect single plot expression. The Don Giovanni, for instance, is from a very old plot of Pinot Noir with some old Chardonnay vines as well, so the two grapes come together in the cuvée.

Domaine de l’Octavin

Pamina 2011

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Chardonnay

Soil: White and gray marls

Average Age of Vines: 40 years

Yield:25hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Pressed and fermented in oak

Aging: 2 years of aging in oak

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.

Corvee de Trousseau

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Trousseau

Soil: White and gray marls

Yield: 25hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Semi carbonic maceration.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.

Commendatore

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Trouveau

Soil: White and gray marls

Yield:25hl/ha

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: 5-6 months of maceration, wild yeast, no pushing over.

Aging: 6 months in Foudre

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.

ULM

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vineyard Size: Hectares

Soil: White and gray marls

Average Age of Vines: 70 years.

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Semi carbonic maceration.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.

Dora Bella

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Grape: Poulsard

Vineyard Size: 5 Hectares

Soil: White and gray marls

Average Age of Vines: 50 years.

Harvest: By hand.

Winemaking: Destemmed, whole grape fermentation à l’ancienne, ambient temperature.

Aging: 12 months in Burgundian barrels.

Fining: No.

Filtration: No.

So2: None.