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Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Chateau-Chalon 2011
Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Chateau-Chalon 2011
: $117.00
ABV 15%

Quantity in Stock:6

ABOUT: Residing in the commune of Montigny-Les-Arsures in the Jura region of France is Domaine Andre and Mireille Tissot and is currently being run by their son Stephane and his wife Benedicte. They converted the families 35 hectares to biodynamics a decade ago (they are Demeter certified) and have been producing a stunning range of unique wines ever since. These wines are truly authentic and domaine Tissot is considered one of the top producers of the region. Check out their website for more information.

TASTE: Chateau-Chalon is one of the most beautiful communes in all of France and is where the very best Vin Jaune is produced. Vin Jaune is a white wine made from late harvested Savagnin grapes. The juice is put into barrels and allowed to ferment for six years, and is never topped up so a layer of yeast forms on the surface called voile (similar to sherries flor). Throughout the first three years it takes to development the voile, all sorts of interesting oxidative qualities are developing in the wine. Once the six years are up only 2/3 of the wine is left, which is bottled and delivered to us. Whew. This all leads to a wine golden in color with aromas and flavors of lemons, just baked sourdough bread, hazelnuts, marzipan, mint, jasmine, green apple, soy sauce, and motioning to the mushroom-forest floor quality prized in this nutty wine. Not only bright and delicious and a properly diverse food companion, it’s an experiential wine which can instantaneously enlighten the uninitiated. The fact that this wine is priced in the low 100’s is a vinous gift.

PAIR: Mimolette stuffed mushrooms, roasted white asparagus, buttered popcorn, veggie Tartiflette with Reblochon cheese, and pizza with white sauce, comte cheese, pears, and walnuts.