L'Octavin Dorabella 2016
Country: Jura, France
From fifty year old vines of Poulsard planted in La Mailloche and En Curon, the fruit was destemmed by hand and spent two months on skins with no pigeage. This year’s effort pairs neat tannins with deep flavours of exotic spice. A beautiful expression of grape, time and place.
Despite having trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy, Alice Bouvot knew that when it came to start her own domaine, the Jura would be the place. In 2004 she started from scratch, buying a small cellar in the village of Arbois and a couple of hectares of vines in the hills surrounding. Alice now farms around five hectares of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir, with holdings in some of the region’s very best lieu-dits. Vineyard work is done by hand, with biodynamic farming used to maintain biodiversity in the vineyard.