Grape(s): 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 5% Poulsard, 5% Trousseau
Localization: Jura, France
Tasting Notes: This organic sparkling white is crisp, rich, and a little bit salty. An easy choice for weekday bubbles.
Notes: This blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, poulsard (a native, thin-skinned red grape that produces lighter wines), and trousseau (native to eastern France, makes deep wines with high alcohol and acidity) is biodynamically grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan. Vines are full of clay-limestone which makes for wine full of good acidity and structure. It is fermented in stainless steel and then goes on to age for four months on the lees. Second fermentation begins, then the bottle's age for 18 months before they’re disgorged and then released.
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.
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We would consider all wine to be "Natural". The term "Natural Wine" has the connotation of lacking a touch with nature. The winegrowers we champion are those who are farmers first. They seek to capture the uniqueness of the site (terroir) in the purest way possible. The product is as pure as possible and without wine-making flaws (brettanomyces, mercaptans, volatile acidity, etc.
Raw, in this case, we define as realistic and not manipulated. The winemakers use the least amount of intervention as possible. Wine should be made in the vineyard, not the cellar. The winemaker's job is to get the wine into the bottle in the purest form possible. There are additives that go into making wine, some are essential and some are not. Wines in this category do not have extra additives. They are free of added sulfur, or have the most minimal amounts possible in order to provide shelf stability for the consumer to experience the wine as the winemaker intended it to be.