L'Octavin Hip Hip J Poulsard 2020

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Arbois, Jura // France

The grapes for Alice’s Hip Hip J range of wines are from an organic grower in Pupillin she has been working with for several years now. A very beautiful expression of the delicate Poulsard. 
Despite having trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy, Alice Bouvot knew that when it came time to start her own domaine, it would be time to return home. In 2004 she bought a small cellar in Arbois and a couple of hectares of vines in the hills surrounding the village.

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 of En Curon, La Mailloche, Les Nouvelles and Les Corvées.

All work in the vineyard is done by hand and her love of working in the vines is well known, with biodynamic farming used to great effect in maintaining the incredible  biodiversity in the vineyard.

In a good year, she makes a dazzling number of cuvées. There is no recipe and winemaking is dynamic, with decisions being made only once the fruit has been brought to the cellar, where fermentation, vessels and élevage vary from parcel to parcel and vintage to vintage, though nothing is ever added at any stage.

It’s a refreshingly free approach that yields individual wines of real character, the common thread being a sort of boundless energy, where each is as exciting, nourishing and delicious as the last.