Crémant de Jura Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot NV , Jura
Domaine Jean-Loius Tissot, Montigny-les-Arsures, Arbois
Located in the sparsely-populated hills between Burgundy and Switzerland, the Jura is France’s smallest designated wine region and also one of its least known but most complex, interesting and rewarding. Based just north of the wine-making capital Arbois in the hill village of Montigny-lès-Arsures, Domaine Jean-Louis Tissot is a family-run operation producing the full gamut of the region’s wine styles. Brother and sister Jean-Christophe and Valérie Tissot look after the vinification and viticulture respectively and their wines have recently started to gain international recognition. Today sparkling ‘Crémant de Jura’ accounts for more than 25% of overall production and J-C and V make a textbook version, from pure Chardonnay that has a lovely creamy mousse and an elegant orchard fruit palate.
Traditional method, aged 9-12 months on lees (compared to a minimum of 15 months for NV champagne). It's a very good wine, the typical lemon and green apple notes complemented by biscuit, yeast, almond, and some chalky minerality from Jura's Chablis-like soils.
Graoe: 100% Chardonnay