Alice Bouvot - L'Octavin
The wines of Alice Bouvot are pursued by salivating hordes of devotees, renowned for their eccentricities and the creative force that bring each cuvee to life. These are wines artistically made in the beating heart of Jura, drawing on not only the pint-sized plots of vineyard that Alice farms hard-core organically, locally, but grapes and resources from Bugey, Bully, Roussillon, Provence, Beaujolais and Alsace. Phew! Of course, the local wines are sublime, pure, distinctive and wild-edged expressions of plots found predominately around the north of Jura, with chardonnay, trousseau and poul
sard our recent highlights. The wines are sometimes produced as single varieties, sometimes blended for detail and impact. There's nothing ordinary going on here. Wines from negoce sources are typically wildly drinkable, charismatic and on-the-edge, in the best sense. We love them. Delicious adventures in every glass. Rare, distinct, yours if you run. It's your time.