Jura Arbois: Vin de Paille Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot 2014
A glorious sweet wine ('Vin Liquoreux') that is produced by drying grapes over the winter on a bed of straw ('paille') in a loft. Subsequent pressing of the de-hydrated, honeyed grapes elicits flavours of candied fruits, caramel and orange. Serve lightly chilled.
The 'Vin de Paille' grapes must be dried for a minimum of 6 weeks on a bed of straw to naturally concentrate the juices. The fermented wine is aged for 3 years in barrel prior to release. Serve with dessert - ideally a tarte aux pommes - or on it's own as an aperitif.
|Style||White Wine, Moelleux, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay, Poulsard, Savagnin|
|Food & Wine Matching||Dessert|
|Cellarage||For immediate consumption.|
|Vinification||Grapes are wintered and dried in lofts prior to a slow fermentation in February, and a further 3 years' elevage in barrel.|
|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 16 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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