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Arbois Savagnin, Stéphane Tissot 2018

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Full-bodied, spicy and characterful savagnin from eastern France, yet despite the power it is crisp and perfectly balanced. Enjoy with aged Comté or cheddar or even a fish curry.
Price: £43.00 Bottle
Price: £258.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: JU1851

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Savagnin
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2029
  • 15% Alcohol
  • bouquet/flavour marked by oak
  • Cork, natural

Stéphane Tissot

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.

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