Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot 2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot 2016

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color: White
  • Organic
  • Natural
  • 13.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

A superb ullaged Chardonnay; crystalline and mineral. More info

Very logically, this cuvée owes its name to the limestone and rocky terroir from which it comes. The Chardonnay which is grown there is harvested by hand, vinified in oak barrels (1/3 new) and matured in these very containers for 16 months. Perfect for long aging, this wine charms us with its elegance. A fruity, generous, mineral and energetic wine.

Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Bûche de chèvre affiné, Poulet mariné aux citrons confits, Champignons farcis.

Lot presentation
Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot

Cuvée presentation

Very logically, this cuvée owes its name to the limestone and rocky terroir from which it comes. The Chardonnay which is grown there is harvested by hand, vinified in oak barrels (1/3 new) and matured in these very containers for 16 months. Perfect for long aging, this wine charms us with its elegance. A fruity, generous, mineral and energetic wine.

Information about domain Tissot

The domain might still carry the name of his parents, but Stéphane Tissot (and his wife Bénédicte) took over the family business over 20 years ago. In 1995, Stéphane began to reduce the amount of fertiliser so as to pave the way for organic viticulture. Around this time he also stopped using chemical herbicides altogether. In 1999, the then 28 hectares (now 46 hectares) became entirely organic and, after a few years, the whole domain became biodynamic in 2004 (Demeter certification). Stéphane’s hard work has transformed the quality of the grapes. With such good quality fruit, vinifications are relatively easy and require very little intervention. Natural yeasts are used in fermentation and a very small amount of sulphites are added, nothing else. The end result is an excellent expression of terroir with intense aromas. Stéphane’s quest to convey his many different terroirs has led him to produce nearly 50 different cuvées from many different grape varieties using various vinification methods. For example, for the Savagnin, a variety typical of the Jura, the property produces wines with and without oxidation (i.e. topping up of the barrels) and vin jaune. This domain is at its zenith and is one of the Jura’s (and iDealwine’s) best kept secrets.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Trade
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
  • Country/Region: Jura
  • Appellation/Wine: Arbois
  • Producer/Owner: Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: White
  • Service temperature: 11°
  • Viticulture: Biodynamics and natural
  • Size (in ha): 50
  • Volume: 140000
  • Intensity: Crisp
  • Dominant aroma: Mineral
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot
Arbois Chardonnay Les Graviers Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot

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