2019 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

$130. 00 Bottle
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
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.

Rose Massale is made with a rare mutated pink fruit-producing Chardonnay from cuttings propagated from 40 plants. It is sourced from different vineyards, 60% clay and 40% limestone, and it's a little bit more aromatic than normal Chardonnay. Stéphane Tissot is very excited and pleased with initial harvests of these grapes that are treated the same way as white chardonnay.