In a Jura vineyard in full revival - some 20% of the estates are now organically grown - a new generation of winegrowers has asserted itself at the turn of the 21st century. Great terroirs and a passion for transmitting their expression and energy are the foundations of an approach that results in "natural" and lively wines: Domaine de l'Octavin is one of the most significant examples.
Domaine de l'Octavin, created in 2005 by Alice Bouvot and Charles Dagand, has been run since 2015 by Alice alone. After training as a musician (cello) and then as an agronomist and oenologist - followed by various experiences in different vineyards around the world - she devoted herself to the small estate located in Arbois. Her demands are clear: the 5 hectares of vines are managed organically/biodynamically, without any kind of input or corrective intervention, in order to favour living soils and "natural" wines. From her musical culture, Alice has kept a keen sense of interpretation which makes her approach each terroir as a score to be transposed - both faithfully and freely - and transmitted in each vintage. This same philosophy drives a trading activity based on the purchase of organic grapes from different vineyards: wines (all Vin de France...) whose authenticity is that of the almost "passionate" expression of the terroir.