Very aromatic on the nose with an array of scents ballooning from the glass. I saw quince, spiced apple, custard apple, lavender and bath salts. The palate is succulent and at first generous, but then brought in tight but acid and mineral undertones. There is a waxy, doughy character there too which I love. A clean and detailed wine with plenty to offer. It is also a good indication of an enjoyable wine when you can drink a bottle out on your own, as I did last weekend! – Ches Cook, FWC.
'One of the finest producers in the region... Stéphane is its most extrovert ambassador.' Jancis Robinson
'The greatest wine producer of Jura' Wink Lorch, Jura Wine.
'How do you describe Stéphane Tissot? Perhaps ‘human firework’ comes closest. He fizzes and crackles with energy, bonhomie, positivity and creativity, and he and his wife Bénédicte have, in the 25 years since he took over from his father, turned this into one of the finest French domaines in any region.' Andrew Jefford, Decanter.
'Not only is Stéphane a posterboy for organic farming, he is also one of the beacons of terroir expression in wine: the neverending quest of a winemaker-farmer to portray the soils and mesoclimate of a specific vineyard in the glass itself.' Christina Rasmussen, littlewine.co.
'A wine made with love and passion can create an emotion... We find in a wine the personalities and characters of those who made it because every gesture, every operation, every decision has its importance.' Stéphane Tissot
Of all the vignerons I have visited in 40 years of working with wine, I have never seen more energetic vignerons than Stéphane Tissot, Hanspeter Ziereisen and the late, great Didier Dageneau. When Jefford uses the term 'human firework' it fits them all so well. Stephane is not just an apostolic promoter and hearty believer of biodynamism, he has also done amazing work in promoting the Jura region, and it’s varied terroirs. Randall Pollard
Tissot Chardonnay 'Patchwork' 2018
A wine from several parcels with vines over 25yo. It’s from 60% clay giving firmness and backbone and 40% limestone which gives minerality and usually a little reduction).