Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Arbois Traminer 2018Regular price $68.00 Save $-68.00
Variety: Traminer (Savagnin)
Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot are a powerhouse winemaking couple based out of Arbois in the Jura region. Their perspective plays vital to the style of their wine. They favor natural wines as opposed to industrial ones, and wines that show off nature’s gifts versus winemaking. Their wines have been certified biodynamic by Demeter. Many of Jura’s wines go for an oxidative style; their wines are not this. They prefer a reductive style, the opposite of the local style. Their love is shown by their passion and their drive to make several different wines.
Traminer is an old, local name for Savagnin (bearing no relation to Sauvignon Blanc). It is one of Jura’s signature varieties. This wine is “topped up,” meaning the ageing vessel is filled to leave no space at the top for oxidation and bottled after six months. This drinks with a sincere freshness and a lingering waxiness on the finish.