Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Trousseau Amphore 2020Regular price $80.00 Save $-80.00
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.
Considered by many to be restlessly innovative, Stephane takes a classic Jura variety, Trousseau, and allows the fruit to macerate for three months in amphora clay jars. Clay allows wine to oxidize more while it ages, as opposed to steel or traditional barrels. Due to the nature of these regional oxidative practices, the use of clay certainly makes sense.