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Tissot | Crémant de Jura | Blanc de Noirs | NV

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What happens when nature isn't kind to you? You make Blanc de Noir from Pinot noir and ferment it in barrel. This was an experiment that went incredibly well and this is the proof. 

Love the unbridled vinosity on the nose with Pinot making a clear statement. There is some cidery funk that reminds me of the best Normandy and Tasmanian ciders we've had.

Juicy yet dry on the palate with mouthwatering freshness, blueberry, pink grapefruit and such a moreish soft texture. Love this style, pair with Asian food, duck pancakes, hoisin, cucumber and the like.

The Tissot family produces a very large range of ‘small batch-single site’ wines. The winemaker Stéphane is infectiously passionate and enthusiastic, intense, intelligent and also charismatic. Tissot is a talented and individualistic producer.

All vineyards are strictly biodynamic and the yields are kept very low. Wild ferments, extended lees contact and reductive handling is the style here.

 

Technical details

100% Pinot noir | Zero dosage | Zero sulphur | Biodynamic | Organic | Disgorged March 2019 | 750 ml | 12.5%

 

Awards & Reviews

93+ points Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate.

The 2017 Crémant du Jura Blanc de Noir is a new sparkling wine made with Pinot Noir grapes that they decided to produce as an experiment because they lost a lot of Chardonnay in 2017. Fermented in barrique and put in bottle in January 2018 to referment, it was produced with no sulfur, with cane sugar and champagne lees (not yet with indigenous yeasts, but hopefully in the future). It spent 13 months with lees in the bottle. It's a serious and powerful Pinot Noir with a clean, quite serious nose and a balanced and dry palate. I'd love to see this in a blind tasting with some wines from Champagne! Disgorged in March 2019. It should evolve nicely in bottle. 6,000 bottles produced.