Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Cotes du Jura Sursis 2018Regular price $68.00 Save $-68.00
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.
“Sursis” means “suspended sentence” or “on parole” in French. Though this wine comes from the Chateau Chalon vineyard, the Grand Cru equivalent in Jura, the wine would have to be made from Savagnin to be classified as such. Sursis is instead made from Chardonnay that comes from marl and chalky soils, and is classified as a Cotes du Jura wine. It spends one year in barrel before release.