Country: France Region: Jura
Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2018
Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Benedicte & Stephane Tissot
Andrew Jefford once described Stéphane as a, "human firework", which sums up his irrepressible energy and tenacity perfectly. Stéphane, along with his wife Benedicte are two of the most exacting and impassioned producers in the Jura today.
Their range spans the full gamut of the region: from delicious, toasty Cremant to laser-focused styles of Chardonnay and Savagnin; through his electric examples of Pinot Noir, Poulsard and Trousseau to their iconic oxidative Vin Jaune wines aged under flor. These wines have loudly proclaimed the quality and unique character of the Jura for many years. They are farmed biodynamically (Demeter certified), made in tiny and precise batches, and speak of each unique terroir under the Tissot banner in a unique voice.
The wines of Tissot sit at the very pinnacle of the region. They are natural, they are living, they are wines of unwavering integrity and singular character. They offer a transcendent drinking experience that you won't find anywhere else.
Don't be misled by the name. This is a Savagnin, not a Gewurztraminer.
The name is something of an inside joke for vigneron Stephane Tissot referring to the old regional ties between the two varieties. Some even think that Gewurztraminer is a slightly blushed pink mutation of Savagnin, but I digress.
This wine is a classic dry and savoury style of Jura Savagnin.
It's clean, it's fresh, it's tightly wound and it drinks absolutely beautifully.
Food Matches: Shellfish / Oysters / Mussels / Turkey