ABOUT: Domaine Andre and Mireille Tissot was founded in the 1960’s in the commune of Montigny-Les-Arsures, a mountainous region of the Jura just outside of Arbois. Currently, production is handled by Benedicte and Stephane Tissot, and their 35-45 hectares of vines are certified biodynamic. This is rugged, hillside winemaking and they have a large year round staff to work it all. In the winery, native yeasts are used for fermentation and minimal amounts of sulfur is used, if at all. This can all be said about a lot of wineries/winemakers, but these wines are really something special.
TASTE: This 100% Chardonnay is from a tiny, rocky slope called Les Bruyeres on Tissot’s vineyard in the Jura. Within the dizzying selection of wines from the mega Tissot catalog, this single vineyard wine is a stand out show stopper. Aromas and flavors of dried fruits, lemon curd, yellow apples, pears, almonds, walnuts, cedar and salt. The acid is high and the body is rich and honey. Long finish. The acid is up there and leads me to believe there are many good years ahead for this Chardonnay. Drink now or stow it.
PAIR: Walnut and lemon pasta, wild mushroom risotto, chickpea salad, bianco pizza, Bechamel cheese sauce on anything, and an avocado strawberry goat cheese sandwich.