2019 Tissot Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

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.
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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.

From cuttings of mutated pink fruit-producing chardonnay vines, Stéphane has propagated enough plants to make a white from these pink-skinned chardonnay 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. It’s a powerfully rich and densely concentrated white.

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    2018 Tissot Rose Massale Chardonnay

    A beautiful Chardonnay that has to be the best I’ve had outside Burgundy.

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