Grape(s): 100% Plousard
Localization: Arbois, Jura, France
Tasting Notes: Pale cherry color in glass with a whiff of turbity tell you this is wild Jura. A note of musk dissapates into classic, crisp cherry and pink peppercorns on the palate; a Poulsard of unique attributes, mingling hygienic precision with homespun earthiness. Thoroughly enjoyable to experience, share with like-minded Jura fans. This wine comes from Stéphane and Bénédicte Tissot's 42 hectares in Arbois. This Poulsard was destemmed, fermented in whole bunches in tank, then matured in old wood barrels. this wine was bottled without additional sulfur.
The Domain: The Tissot family has been producing wine in the Jura since 1962, with Stéphane and Bénédicte taking the reins from his parents, André and Mireille. They have since acquired a formidable reputation as being among the region's top winemakers, farming biodynamically since 2004 and striving to express the character of the Jura terroir above all else. Domaine Stéphane et Bénédicte Tissot is in Arbois, a commune located within Jura, about 30 miles west of Switzerland. It's an insular area that specializes in unique renditions of both classic and little-known grapes.
Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot are a powerhouse winemaking couple based out of Arbois in the Jura region. Their perspective plays a vital to the style of their wine. They favor natural wines as opposed to industrial ones, and wines that show off nature’s gifts versus winemaking. Their wines have been certified biodynamic by Demeter. Many of Jura’s wines go for an oxidative style; their wines are not this. They prefer a reductive style, the opposite of the local style. Their love is shown by their passion and their drive to make several different wines.