2020 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Patchwork Arbois Chardonnay
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2020 Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Patchwork Arbois Chardonnay

$86. 99
$1043.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
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....
Patchwork of sites for chardonnay. Organic/biodynamic farmed, zero sulphur as often is the way with Tissot.
It’s a lean and lighter expression but stacked with flinty, smoky elements and very saline overall. Green apple is the fruit connection, the rest is all stones and river pebbles and mineral water and brine. Racy, succulent to a puckering feel and ticklish to finish. It’s a distinct Patchwork release, complex but in a more quiet and compact frame. I still dig it. Lots. Drink 2023 - 2035.
94 points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front