Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Indigene Cremant du Jura Extra Brut NVRegular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Variety: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, and Trousseau
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.
Winemaking, while still minimal, is an interesting approach of both the cremant and natural sparkling styles. Initially, the juice ages for three months on its lees. The wine is bottled to begin the initial fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The second fermentation is kick started with a bit of straw wine (raisin wine) that lasts nine months. These indiegnous yeasts will bring more complexity and richness. The wine ages for 13 months on the lees in bottle. While there is a bit of residual sugar, no sugar or sulphur is added.