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Domaine de l'Octavin

Domaine de L'Octavin Le Roi des Cepages VDF White 2020


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Alsace

Type: Orange Wine

Grape: Riesling

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. 

After a number of lean vintages, Alice had to look further afield to make ends meet and now harvests grapes at trusted friends’ properties all over France, making an equally exciting range of négociant wines.

This is Riesling grown by Philippe Brand in Ergersheim, Alsace. This spent five weeks on the skins as whole bunches, before being pressed off to cuve until May. Deep, orange citrus fruit flavors and stony minerality, with beautiful tannic structure.