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Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot 2013

  • White fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color:White
  • biodynamics
  • Natural
  • Triple A
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

A biodynamic and natural Arbois which nicely balances finesse, minerality and richness.  More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Jura
  • Appellation/Wine: Arbois
  • Producer/Owner: Stéphane Tissot
  • More information....

Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Lapin aux carottes, Œufs mollets à la Florentine, Cancoillotte.

Lot presentation
Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot

Cuvée presentation

It was in 1995 that Stéphane Tissot, accompanied by his wife Bénédicte, started down the organic and then biodynamic path. They joined the family property more than 20 years ago. Having gradually reduced the quantities of fertilizers and replaced chemical weed control with ploughing, the property's 28 hectares were converted to organic methods in 1999 (it now has 46 hectares). Then, after a few trial years, the transition to biodynamic farming was made, with Demeter certification from 2004. This evolution has resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of the grapes, notably in terms of the balance of their acidity, their ripeness and the density of the juice. With such grapes, vinification is relatively easy, requiring minimal intervention. Fermentation starts with indigenous yeasts from the various terroirs and the winery environment, and continues without any additives, apart from some small quantities of sulphur. The result is a pure, powerful expression of the terroirs bursting with extraordinarily aromatically precise fruit. This quest to express the property's various terroirs has led the Tissots to produce an increasing number of cuvées (36 currently!) from various grape varieties, categories of terroir and 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). The Tissot Savagnin is aged for six months with topping up and then for 30 months under a yeast film. A delicate expression of the classic oxidized Savagnin character.

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 slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
  • Country/Region: Jura
  • Appellation/Wine: Arbois
  • Producer/Owner: Stéphane Tissot
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Color: White
  • Service temperature: 12°
  • Viticulture: Triple A and biodynamics  
  • Intensity: Rich
  • Dominant aroma: White fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: Savagnin
Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot
Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot

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Arbois Savagnin Stéphane Tissot 2013

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