About The Wine
Cremant du Jura is one of the eight designated Cremant appellations in France, designed to highlight the best non-Champagne sparklling wines. Think Cremant d'Alsace, Cremant de Loire... And it's an important category - about 25% of all wine from Jura is Cremant.
Of course, Tissot's expressions are fabulous. This is super-dry, zero dosage Rose bubbles, made mostly from Pinot, with local heroes Trousseau and Poulsard involved. It's disgorged about three years after vintage (not allowed on the label), and is full to the brim with peachy, strawberry flavours, and a savoury minerality.
The extra time on lees gives length and structure rather than richness. An exceptional and rare bottle of Jura sparkling.
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.