Region: Jura, Arbois
Viticulture: Biodynamic Farming and Natural Wine
Wine making: Alice’s take on Chardonnay from a friend in Arbois. The grapes were pressed directly to cuve and the wine was bottled in the spring after a short élevage.
Reflecting the vintage, this is already incredibly open and expressive, plush with stone fruits and carrying a clean, mineral finish. It is Jura Chardonnay at its most immediate and invigorating.
Alice Bouvot was trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy but when it came to starting her own domaine, the Jura would be the place. Since 2004 she has been farming a small parcel doing everything by hand retaining biodiversity throughout. She also buys grapes from trusted friends to create the large number of cuvees she makes each year. Approach in the winemaking evovles from the fruit that arrives each vintage. Nothing is added at any stage.