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Domaine de l'Octavin
Commendatore 2019

I tasted this still in cuve and yet to be pressed, back in a visit to Alice's cellar in 2020. Then and now, it's incredibly delicate wine, made with little to no forceful extraction: the maceration is more or less an infusion. From 50 year old vines in the Les Corvees parcels, it's from some of the only vines that sustained the disastrous vintage. Good now, but like many of Alice's domaine wines, better with time.
I tasted this still in cuve and yet to be pressed, back in a visit to Alice's cellar in 2020. Then and now, it's incredibly delicate wine, made with little to no forceful extraction: the maceration is more or less an infusion. From 50 year old vines in the Les Corvees parcels, it's from some of the only vines that sustained the disastrous vintage. Good now, but like many of Alice's domaine wines, better with time.

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Domaine de l'Octavin
Arbois, Jura, France

Alice Bouvot got her start in agricultural and oenology studies alongside three years or so of travels around the New World, working for what we’d probably classify as “conventional” winemakers nowadays. It wasn’t until she returned to France that she tasted her first natural wine (notably, a wine of Jerome Saurigny) and found her spirit changed, her interests totally diverted. And so, in 2005 Alice and her partner...

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