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Crémant du Jura, Indigene NV, Domaine Andre & Mireille Tissot
Made from roughly equal parts of chardonnay and pinot noir, with a little poulsard and trousseau, and based on the 2020 vintage, this is a very full-flavoured sparkler from Jura in eastern France. Creamy with complex flavours, bone dry with no added sweetness, this is intended to go with food, and is delicious with crab spiked with aromatic ginger.
Price: £31.81 Bottle
Price: £190.86 Case of 6 (out of stock)
- Sparkling Wine
- 1 - Bone dry
- Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
- Within five years of purchase
- 12.5% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Champagne cork
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.