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P’tit Poussot, Domaine de l'Octavin 2019
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 such as En Curon, La Mailloche, Les Nouvelles and Les Corvées.
Vineyard work is done by hand and is both fanatical and fantastic, with biodynamic farming used to great effect in retaining a real biodiversity in the vineyard. These are some of the most beautiful parcels we have seen. After a number of lean vintages, Alice had to look further afield to make ends meet and now harvests grapes at trusted friend’s properties all over France, making an equally exciting range of negotiant wines.
A direct press of Chardonnay from young vines planted over limestone in her ‘Poussot’ vineyard in Arbois, aged in cuve for eight months. As always this is an immediate and easygoing take on Jurassic Chardonnay, distilling it down to its most essential elements of brisk fruit, hazy minerality and a clean salty finish.
Producer Domaine de l'Octavin
Origin Arbois, Jura, France
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, direct press, fermented with indigenous yeast, aged 8 months in fibre glass. Unfiltred and unfined. No added sulphites.
Notes Natural, Organic, Biodynamic