Domaine de L'Octavin Le Roi de Cepages
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.
Riesling grown by Phillipe Brand in Ergersheim, Alsace. This spent two weeks on the skins as whole bunches, before being pressed off to cuve until May. There is a beautiful depth and richness to the fruit here, which is framed by just the right amount of tannin. A Riesling for the table, it would be wonderful alongside a classic Alsatian choucroute.