A brilliant, wonderful and vibrant chardonnay. Pedigree plus.
About the Wine
Les Graviers Chardonnay is named after the rocky, limestone soils from which it originates. The 60+ year old vines are lovingly harvested by hand, and Stephane Tissot uses his passion for natural, biodynamic winemaking to get the very best out of these beautiful fruits.
Energetic and generously opulent, it's bursting full of incredible crystalline, mineral character. Despite it's intensity, it remains well-balanced; a truly superb wine.
With only a smidgeon of Tissot's wines making it to Australian shores every year, this is one wine you don't find easily. If you're lucky, you might just be able to get your hands on it.
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.