Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot Crémant du Jura 'Indigène'
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Poulsard, Trousseau
The domaine of Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot is widely regarded as one of the very best in Jura, and the Tissot family more generally is widely known in the region for its long tradition of winemaking. Bénédicte & Stéphane converted the domaine to organics in 1999 and biodynamics shortly after, with the focus on pure expressions of terroir. The whites are characterised by a signature smoky reductive quality on the nose and immense power on the palate while the reds are fragrant and ethereal.
Indigène is Crémant du Jura made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Poulsard and Trousseau, with the secondary fermentation sparked by the addition of vin de paille must. A stunningly precise and elegant crémant with citrus and stone fruit, and savoury hints of hay, cashew nuts, brioche and nutmeg.