Benedicte et Stephane Tissot Indigene Cremant du Jura
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.
This 2018 base Cremant du Jura is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 5% Poulsard, and 5% Trousseau, and was disgorged in 2021 with no dosage.
The sparkling 2018 Crémant du Jura Indigène is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% each Poulsard and Trousseau fermented in equal parts in tank and wood. The second fermentation in bottle was produced adding unfermented vin de paille (sweet) and vin de paille in fermentation (yeasts). This wine is sold without any added dosage and very low sulfur. It has a copper-like color, like a blanc de noirs, and a very expressive nose, very floral (orange blossom), with some vin de paille echoes. It's a serious sparkling wine, elegant with finesse and nuance, nicely balanced and with very small bubbles. This is simply fantastic. Drink 2021 - 2026.
Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate (May 2021)