Trousseau from forty year old vines in the parcel ‘Les Corvées’ near Montigny-les-Arsures, the spiritual home of the grape where the Jurassic marls provides perfect growing conditions.The fruit was de-stemmed and spent two months on skins in cuve, where it remained for a further seven months after being pressed off. This has a beautiful, compact structure and there is delicate warmth to the dark fruit on display. A Trousseau of real finesse.
The l’Octavin wines are lovingly crafted by Alice Bouvot in her Arbois winery using organic grapes from her 3.6 hectares of vineyards scattered around the outskirts of that beautiful town.
The vineyards, which include some of the best lieu dits (a lieu dit is a named place that has official recognition in France) available including En Curon, La Mailloche, Les Nouvelles and Les Corvées are certified organic by Demeter as are her winemaking methods.
There are absolutely no additions to any of the wines. It is fermented grape juice with the fermentation carried out by the indigenous yeasts. She does not add sulphur at any stage nor does she filter or fine the wines. Octavin is also certified biodynamic by Demeter.
Octavin produces a bewildering array of wines in the tiny winery. Some are classical Jura wines such as the Pamina Chardonnay or the Dorabella Poulsard, while others are fascinating wines with a ‘twist’ such as the Culrond Poulsard which is vinified as a white wine even though the grapes are red or the Zerlina which is a blend of Trousseau with Pinot Noir.
L'Octavin Corvees de Trou Trou 2018