The Amphore is a light Trousseau made from Alice’s estate vines. But the lightness is almost a deception. Underneath the first impression there is length, intensity and spiciness.
It was destemmed and then macerated in amphora for an extended period before pressing. It is very rare, with less than 400 bottles made.
The wine is certified as both organic by Ecocert France and biodynamic with Demeter. It is 12% alcohol. - Importer Note
The l'Octavin wines are lovingly crafted by Alice Bouvot in her Arbois winery using organic grapes from her 3.5 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 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 do they filter or fine the wines. Octavin are 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. - Importer Note
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