Since inheriting the domaine from his father over 2 decades ago, Stéphane Tissot and his wife Bénédicte have contributed to turn a once relatively obscure region, the Jura, into one of the finest areas for French wine. Stéphane is a passionate, rebellious spirit who believes that the industrialisation of wine has destroyed what makes wine special and has opted for more traditional and labour-intensive techniques instead. Domaine Tissot is composed of 43 hectares of the traditional Jura varieties (Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), producing 28 different cuvees.
The Tissots’ reputation has led many to regard them as the face of the region, making wines noted for their nuances and idiosyncrasies reflecting their terroir. The sophisticated Chardonnay La Mailloche has a bright fruity nose and a rich and complex palate. The Vin Jaune – made with Savagnin in the traditional oxidative style of the region that makes it suitable for aging – has a firm structure and nutty almond and chestnut taste. Traminer is also made with Savagnin and aged for 2 years in oak producing lemon, lime and clove on the nose with a refreshing acidity of grapefruit and apples. The Poulsard Viellies Vignes comes from 60-year old vines that grow on clay soils. It has a delicate tannin structure with notes of red fruit. Cremant du Jura Indigene is a unique wine blend that uses Vin de Paille as the starter for a long seven-month fermentation and again for a second fermentation in the bottle. This makes the wine completely dry but also gives it a creamy texture for a sparkling wine. It is pale gold with aromas of citrus fruits and anise then fruity apple and toast to finish.
Vin Jaune, 2011
Chardonnay La Mailloche, 2017
Cremant du Jura Indigene
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau
Poulsard Viellies Vignes