Producer wine
Domaine de l’Octavin

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Jura

PRODUCTION :

Alice Bouvot

Alice Bouvot is the proud proprietor of 5 hectares of vines in the Arbois region of the Jura. Alice and Charles Bouvot 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 her adorable sons. On top of her warmth, the vineyards are equally as vibrant. L’Octavin is now Demeter biodynamic certified and she works 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 her 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.

CUVÉES
Wine

Pamina

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.

Wine

Corvée de Trousseau

Grape: Trousseau
Soil: White and gray marls
Yield: 25hl/ha
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: Semi carbonic maceration.
Fining: No.
Filtration: No.
So2: None.

Wine

Commendatore

Grape: Trousseau
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.

Wine

ULM

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.

Wine

Dora Bella

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.

Wine

Foutre d’Escampette

Grapes: Chardonnay
Soil: white & gray marls
Average age of vines: 45 years old
Yield: 25hl/ha
Harvest: manual
Winemaking: Direct press, partially fermented and transferred to bottle to finish, indigenous yeasts only
Aging: bottle
Filtration: no
Fining: no
SO2: none