Jura Arbois: Savagnin Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot 2020
The Savagnin grape typifies the Jura and produces the region's famous Vin Jaune. However, a significant proportion is released without Vin Jaune's six years mandatory ageing, either as a 'traditional' (slightly oxidative style) like this one, or as a 'floral' conventional white wine. We love the former.
Barrels of Savagnin are permitted to age without being topped up, giving rise to this slightly oxidative style of white wine for which the region is famous. Bien typique!
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Savagnin|
|Food & Wine Matching||Blue Cheese, Cheese, Goat's Cheese, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink 2023 to 2027.|
|Vinification||Pure Savagnin from 4 hectres of vines, all of which is initially vinified with the potential of becoming Vin Jaune. Thus, the wine is raised in a traditional, oxidative style prior to an earlier release.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot
Founded in 1969 after the marriage of Jean-Louis and Françoise Tissot, both from winemaking families, this 17 hectare estate is now ably run on lutte raisonnée principles by their children Valerie and Jean-Christophe. The domaine is situated in the picturesque hill village of Montigny-les-Arsures in the heart of AOC Arbois and they produce the full gamut of Jura wines and spirits.
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