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 started her 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

“Brutal!!!” Rouge

Region: Jura
Grape:
Gamay, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“P’tit Poussot”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size:
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in fiberglass cuve
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Pamina”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation in oak
Aging: 24 months in oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Corvée de Trousseau”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Trousseau
Vineyard Size: 3.5 hectares
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: semi-carbonic maceration
Aging:
Fining:
none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Commendatore”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Trousseau
Vineyard Size: 3.5 hectares
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7 month maceration with native yeasts
Aging: 6 months in foudres
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“ULM”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous carbonic maceration
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Dorabella”

Region: Jura
Grape:
Poulsard
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: white and gray marl
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, whole grape fermentation à l’ancienne, ambient temperature
Aging: 12 months in Burgundy barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none