Certified Organic and Biodynamic
2018 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Patchwork Chardonnay Jura....$37.99
"The Chardonnay grape has a long history in the Jura region. It came to the Jura from Burgundy and is the most important varietal in the area, counting for 45% of the vineyards. Its success is explained by its adaptability to the harsh winters and the limestone clay soils which give the wines freshness and minerality.
Stéphane Tissot’s Patchwork Chardonnay is a blend of different vineyards, all over 25 years of age, a blend to take in both the clay and limestone terroirs that Stéphane’s Chardonnay vineyards occupy. The vineyards of the domaine are all farmed with organic and biodynamic practices, grapes are hand harvested, only indigenous yeast is used for the fermentations, no fining and only a small amount of sulfite is added to the wine before bottling.
This bottling is a perfect way to get familiar with the expression Chardonnay develops on the Jurassic terroir: a blend of beautiful, fresh fruit and smoky minerality. This is his entry level cuvée; it delivers a lot of quality and invites to try his single vineyard bottlings later on." - Gayot