GRAPES: 100% VIOGNIER
SKIN CONTACT: 1 DAY
REGION: JURA, FRANCE
Vinification method: Famed winemaker Alice Buvot is the proud owner of 5 hectacres of vines in the Arbois region of Jura. She began with just 2 hectacres in 2005 and has slowly purchased more plots over the years. L’Octavin is now Demeter certified, and she works to convey this message to the fullest. Wild grasses, weeds, insects, and animals all have a place in their vines creating a true ecosystem that gives a deeper meaning to each glass of her wines.
The Viognier grapes are hand-harvested from a mix of clay and limestone soils with vines averaging about 20 years old. The grapes undergo a short maceration in steel tanks before aging for 9 months in those same tanks. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, no added S02.
Tasting notes: full-bodied, wild, fragrant, apricot, meyer lemon, mango, saline finish
Pairings: comté cheese
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!