Domaine de l'Octavin Hip Hip J... Chardonnay
Despite having trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy, Alice Bouvot knew that when it came to starting her own domaine, the Jura would be the place. In 2004 she started from scratch, buying a small cellar in the village of Arbois where she makes electrifying wines from negociant fruit as well as a couple of hectares of vines in Jura itself.
This is Alice’s take on Chardonnay from grapes grown by a friend in Arbois. The grapes were macerated as whole bunches for two months, before being pressed off to age until the following spring. Plush and generous with ripe stone fruit cut with a pleasant tension and stony minerality.