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2018 Tissot Rose Massale Chardonnay

Jura, France

A unique mutation of Chardonnay on a Tissot plot has created a pinkish version of the variety. This is not a Rosé, it's a white and it's flat out delicious.

$125.00

About

About The Wine

As Mike Bennie once penned, "Tissot’s chardonnay wines are at the apex of Jura chardonnay."

It's the variety that they are arguably the most revered for. This, the Rose Massale Chardonnay, may be the most curious of the whole suite.

This wine is taken from new cuttings of a rose-coloured Chardonnay mutation that Stephane has cultivated.

He has kept it separate, watched it over some years and now has enough of this strange pinkish Chardonnay to make a singular cuveé from the fruit.

It's made just in the same way as the other Chardonnays, with wild barrel ferments and some time in barrel before release.

The finished wine is white, not pink, but it's an interesting and insanely delicious thing, none the less.

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.

Vignerons Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Vignerons Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

From cuttings of mutated pink fruit producing chardonnay, Stéphane has propagated enough plants to make a white from rosé grapes. These were planted in several sites of clay and limestone. He is very excited and pleased with initial harvests of these grapes that are treated the same way as white chardonnay.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Jura, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Barely there, but a pinkish hue to this wine. Has a sort of rose thing going on but is more stone fruits, saline notes and nuttiness than anything. It’s almost like you rinsed the glass with a strong rose and poured chardonnay on top. I really like it, it keeps me thinking and hounding my glass. The wine changes with time too, unfurls and gets more luxurious though there’s really good chalky-minerally boundaries too. The savoury characters are fantastic. It’s bloody delicious, and so good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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