Who but Stéphane would have contrived the notion of conducting a secondary fermentation with his yeast- and-sugar-rich
Vin de Paille? The result is fascinatingly different – fruitier, deeper, more mysterious – and has quickly developed a cult-like following. This is the model that he intends to follow in the future. Truly delicious. ---
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.