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Arbois, Savagnin Amphore, Domaine Tissot 2018
This is savagnin allowed to macerate on the skins for several weeks before pressing. Vinification and ageing is in clay amphora and the colour is appropriately orange while the flavours are complex and long and develop over a couple of days. Ready to drink this year and bottled with no added sulphur, unfiltered and at its best decanted.
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- White Wine
- 1 - Bone dry
- Drinking now
- 14% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, natural
One of the best winemakers of the Jura, Stéphane Tissot is innovative and inquiring, constantly trying out new methods and ideas. He returned to his family domain in Arbois in the early nineties and set about changing the way things were done, converting the estate, all 32 hectares of it, to biodynamic viticulture, increasing the density of plantings so that the vines compete harder against each other, dramatically reducing yields, and experimenting with clay amphorae for fermenting his reds. He uses little sulphur dioxide and when fermenting all his wines uses only natural yeasts, vinifying terroir by terroir, plot by plot, and making a wide range of wine styles, from chardonnay, pinot noir, poulsard and trousseau of great purity, to sparkling and sweet vins de paille, all very expressive of where they are from. He also carries on the family tradition of making the nutty, oxidative wines of Jura from the savagnin grape. These wines, unfortified and matured in barrels that are not topped up as the wine slowly evaporates, see a film of yeast (known as flor and also found in fino sherry) develop protectively on the surface, a style well worth exploring.