2018 “DD” (Arbois Rouge)
Stéphane’s red wine yields were pitifully cut by Nature in 2013 and 2014, so he contrived this new blend of Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir. It took off, so now he makes it every year! Relatively pale, it surprises with an effusively berried nose. The palate, however, shows a more
serious, earthy aspect, with a long, salty tail. This is “natural” red the way it should be made.
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.