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Domaine l'Octavin

Domaine L'Octavin 'Corvee de Trousseau' Arbois Red 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Jura

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Trousseau

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.

Trousseau from 40 year-old vines in the parcel ‘Les Corvées’ near Montigny-les-Arsures, where the Jurassic marl provides perfect growing conditions for this grape. The fruit was destemmed and spent two months on skins in cuve, before being pressed off to rest until the following spring. Energetic and lifted, with aromas of red fruits and earth, and a nice amount of tannin.