Le Roi des Cepages 2021

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A beautifully textured Riesling sourced from Alsace that spent two weeks on the skins as whole bunches. Deep, rich, and well structured. Medium in body along with medium acidity. A pleasant orange wine that does not disappoint!

 

Notes of citrus such as tangerine and stone minerality on the finish.

ABV:

  • 12%

Vintage:

  • 2021

Type:

  • White
  • Orange

More On Le Roi des Cepages 2021

Pairings

Spicy Food, Cured Meat, Shellfish

Varietal

Riesling

Funky Scale

Middle of the Road

Region

Jura, France

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The Producer

About Domaine de l'Octavin

Alice Bouvot is the proud proprietor of 5 hectares of vines in the Arbois region of the Jura. Alice started her domaine in 2005 with just 2 hectares and over the years have bought small plots and slowly increased their production. Some of our favorite winery visits are with Alice and her adorable sons. On top of her warmth, the vineyards are equally as vibrant. L’Octavin is now Demeter biodynamic certified and she works to convey this message to the fullest. Wild grasses, weeds, insects, and animals all have a place in their vines creating a true ecosystem that gives a deeper meaning to each glass of her wine. Since 2009 all L’Octavin wines are “pur jus”, with no additives whatsoever. The grapes are destemmed by hand and fermented without the use of SO2, cultured yeasts, or other additives. Most of the wines are fermented and aged in fiber glass or steel tanks, but only at the ambient temperature of the cave. Most of L’Octavin wines are made to reflect single plot expression. The Don Giovanni, for instance, is from a very old plot of Pinot Noir with some old Chardonnay vines as well, so the two grapes come together in the cuvée. - Zev Rovine Wines

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