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 bought small plots and slowly increased their production. L'Octavin is now Demeter certified.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, although she also buys biodynamically-grown grapes from friends in other regions to give her imagination room to play.
soil: white and gray marl
varietal: Poulsard, Gamay, Trousseau
farming: organic, biodynamic
winemaking: direct press, no maceration, spontaneous fermentation, harvested by hand, no added so2.