This lovely wine is made from 100% Grenache sourced from a vineyard owned by Claude Ughetto beside the cemetry in in Saint Pierre de Vassols, which is not far from Carpentras in Provence.
This wine was a big surprise to us. The vineyard is quite close to Caromb, the village where we had a house for many years and we have driven past it many times, completely unaware we would one day have a close association with it.
Even more surprising is the lightness and freshness of the wine, something you don’t really associate with the spicy rich wines from this region. It is truly delicious.
As usual, Alice and her team picked the grapes. The whole bunches were macerated for three weeks before pressing and the wine was bottled in June 2019. The vineyard is certified organic by Ecocert and the wine is 12.5% 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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