About The Wine
It could be reasonably argued that Clos Tour de Curon is one of the greatest places on planet earth to grow the Chardonnay grape.
The wines of Stephane Tissot from this hallowed site have reached mythical status amongst collectors. The clarity, the extension of flavour, the intense saline thrust, and the sheer minerality of the Chardonnays from this vineyard see them age brilliantly out to two decades or more.
The vines are planted at an insanely high density (up to 27000 vines per hectare in certain pockets), the yields are kept incredibly low to maximise the power and concentration of the finished wine. It sits at the very apex of Chardonnay from anywhere in the world.
There are only a meagre 1650 bottles produced from this site on average every year. If you're lucky, you could own one (and drink one) for yourself.
About Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Andrew Jefford once described Stéphane as a, "human firework", which sums up his irrepressible energy and tenacity perfectly. Stéphane, along with his wife Benedicte are two of the most exacting and impassioned producers in the Jura today.
Their range spans the full gamut of the region: from delicious, toasty Cremant to laser-focused styles of Chardonnay and Savagnin; through his electric examples of Pinot Noir, Poulsard and Trousseau to their iconic oxidative Vin Jaune wines aged under flor. These wines have loudly proclaimed the quality and unique character of the Jura for many years. They are farmed biodynamically (Demeter certified), made in tiny and precise batches, and speak of each unique terroir under the Tissot banner in a unique voice.
The wines of Tissot sit at the very pinnacle of the region. They are natural, they are living, they are wines of unwavering integrity and singular character. They offer a transcendent drinking experience that you won't find anywhere else.