2018 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Arbois Pinot Noir Sous la Tour
  • 93
  • Biodynamic

2018 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Arbois Pinot Noir Sous la Tour

Jura, FRANCE
$120. 00 Bottle
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork

Stéphane Tissot is a tireless and vigorous promoter of individual sites and natural wines. He brings technological experience from his work in Australia and South Africa, and combines this with his ruthless yield reduction philosophy and very serious 'small batch' winemaking which is carried out as naturally as possible. Tissot plants mostly on clay and limestone, all sites are farmed biodynamically and yields are kept low, averaging only 30 h/l per hectare. Ferments are allowed to commence naturally and the still wines are bottled without filtration and little or no SO2 is added across the board. Vibrancy and fruit presence is a signature across all his wines. Given Stéphane is constantly experimenting and obsessively seeking improvements; he is at the forefront of the Jura revolution and produces terroir-driven wines of depth, intensity, interest and undeniable quality.

Other Reviews....
The grapes for the 2018 Pinot Noir Sous La Tour come from a limestone-rich plot near the Tour de Curon. The grapes fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts in open oak vats, and the wine matured in 228-liter oak barrels for one year. It's livelier than the En Barberon, more complete with more ripeness but without excess, and it has a strong chalkiness that makes it beautifully textured. Drink 2021 - 2026.
93 points
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (May 2021)