Tissot - 'les Graviers' - Chardonnay - Arbois, Jura, FR - 2019
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Tissot wines are synonymous with low intervention and excellence. They're the heroes of local heroes here in SB and around the world. This is the peak of Chardonnay from the Jura: savory, endlessly complex, levitous and food friendly while completely thought provoking and worth hours of slow consideration. Wildly mineral and filled with fruit.
From importer: Wine Wise
Domaine André et Mireille TISSOT was created in 1962. The objective has always been a search for quality and an expression of the terroirs. In the beginning of the 1990’s, the work was essentially focused in the cellar. But quickly, we understood that the cellar and vinification have their limits. It was necessary to do more work in the vineyard. The opportunity to acquire exceptional terroirs like Curon, La Mailloche, Les Bruyères or Château-Chalon came our way. Today, our 50 hectares of vines are cultivated in bio-dynamic viticulture to allow the soils to live, the grapes to be untouched by chemical products, fermentations made with natural yeast, and to reduce the amount of sulphur used in the cellar. This evolution is a means and not an end - a means to enjoy what we do and to put our terroirs first. Today, there are 24 people who work year-round at the domaine in order to produce a harvest limited to 25 hectolitres per hectare. A research for diversity led us to produce 35 different cuvées. Often, terroir by terroir, with lots of innovation keeping account of the extaordinary potentional of the Jurassien vineyard with its white varietals - chardonnay and savagnin - and its reds - poulsard, trousseau et pinot noir. Finally, new projects are not lacking from the creation of new cuvées to replant very nice spot, without forgetting the desire to continue to increase the quality of all the wines which is so important to us...for always more pleasure in the bottle!!!
44 year old Stephane Tissot returned to the family domaine 18 years ago and has since converted all 32 hectares to bio-dynamic viticulture and dramatically reduced yields. Vinifying terroir by terroir, he makes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of Burgundian quality with a distinctive mineral expression. He also honors the family traditions with brilliant versions of the semi-oxidized wines of the region. One of the world’s most restlessly innovative producers, he never ceases to come up with daring new ideas relating to viticulture, wine-making and hitherto unthought-of products.
A wine made with love and passion produces an emotion...
You can find in a wine the personality and the character of those who made it because each gesture, each operation, each decision has its importance.
The "life force" is so well constructed that if we speak of natural wines, you will not find two wines that are the same anywhere in the world, as opposed to industrial wines which are all similar.
The industrialization of wine is the end of its identities, its nuances, its characteristics which are part of the magic of a bottle.
The work we do at our domaine, it is, in a way, the summary of all that.
Exceptional terroirs like Les Bruyères, La Mailloche, En Barberon, Curon.
An attempt to achieve the maximum expression of those terroirs : our 35 hectares of vineyards are cultivated in bio-dynamic viticulture (certified by Demeter) to allow the soils to live, to have grapes untouched by chemical products, to allow natural yeast fermentations, to reduce the doses of sulfur in the cellar. This quest for aromatic diversity has lead us to produce 28 different cuvées, often terroir by terroir, with lots of innovations which take into account the incredible diversity of the vineyards of the Jura.
The way we work requires lots of effort on the part of our team. 15 people work full-time all year long aided by several students in the summer and in September, by 50 harvesters.
Finally, we have many new projects, from the creation of new cuvées to replanting vineyards like the Clos de la Tour de Curon, without forgetting our desire to constantly increase the quality of the wines which is our principal motivation.