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.
Meinklang, Weisser Mulatschak 2021Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Welschriesling, Pinot Gris, Traminer (Orange Wine)
Meinklang has taken the wine world by storm in the last few years due to the family's passion for making diverse products from the estate. Farming is at the core, with full bio-dynamic practices in place. The family has a full herd of Angus and Aubrac cattle, plus sheep. The farm believes in a full circle of life within the vineyards and farmland. The family has even achieved Demeter certification, one of the most difficult biodynamic certifications. The estate is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of National Park Neusiedlersee in Austria, just on the border of Hungary. The insane number of different wine labels produced shows the passion for creating wine with character and personality, with over 20 labels in production.
This is yet another fun addition from Meinklang. A white wine at heart with the soul of an orange wine, the juice spends five to seven days macerating on their skins, making for a lovely coral-tinted hue. The juicy is hazy from no filtering or fining; it explodes with apricots and floral notes. Its ageing in stainless steel preserves the freshness even more.