Poulsard from Arbois guided by Alice’s touch. The grapes were destemmed and fermented on the skins for ten days, before being pressed off to cuve for a year’s rest. A beautiful shade of brick in the glass, this has soaring aromas of red fruits, blood orange and spice, a hint of tannin and a zippy, invigorating finish.
Despite having trained in Bordeaux and Burgundy, Alice Bouvot knew that when it came time 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.
Alice now farms around five hectares of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir, with holdings in some of the region’s very best lieu-dits such as En Curon, La Mailloche, Les Nouvelles and Les Corvées. Vineyard work is done by hand and is both fanatical and fantastic, with biodynamic farming used to great effect in retaining a real biodiversity in the vineyard.