Jura and Chablis

Stephane Tissot Cremant du Jura Extra Brut NV

The Kimmeridgian era limestone and sea fossils yields Chardonnay wines of a unique high toned citric cut allied to palate staining minerality. In food friendly refreshment, hard not to love..... Also found here are the wines of the Jura, specifically those of maestro Stephane Tissot. Clay and limestone in varying proportion allow for parcellary distinct expressions of Chardonnay, as well as awesome Chardonnay based bubblies.

Price: $22.00

From both clay/limestone soils, this had me salivating instantly with intensely chalky/calcaire saltiness allied to a very suave fine mousse. In complexity and sheer deliciousness, this is a quality/price superstar. A case buy no-brainer. 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 5% Poulsard, 5% Trousseau.

David Schildknecht's review of the L09 disgorgement:

"Tissot’s non-vintage Cremant du Jura Brut L09 is not merely a recent installment in his long-running streak of distinctly delicious and encouragingly affordable non-vintage methode champenoise bottlings, but represents the introduction of this region’s two best-known indigenous dark grapes – Poulsard and Trousseau (albeit to the tune of only around 5% each) – into the classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The strong sense of red and black fruits here – indeed, the wine seems like one huge bowl of juicy, subtly CO2-saturated berry juices – is surely one result of that experiment. A soft mouth feel underlies the fizz, and the mere three grams of residual sugar dosage seems entirely appropriate to so fruit-forward and texturally flattering a sparkler. A hint of citrus enlivens a modest finish. This should be enjoyed in its youth."

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From both clay/limestone soils, this had me salivating instantly with intensely chalky/calcaire saltiness allied to a very suave fine mousse. In complexity and sheer deliciousness, this is a quality/price superstar. A case buy no-brainer. 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 5% Poulsard, 5% Trousseau.

David Schildknecht’s review of the L09 disgorgement:

“Tissot’s non-vintage Cremant du Jura Brut L09 is not merely a recent installment in his long-running streak of distinctly delicious and encouragingly affordable non-vintage methode champenoise bottlings, but represents the introduction of this region’s two best-known indigenous dark grapes – Poulsard and Trousseau (albeit to the tune of only around 5% each) – into the classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The strong sense of red and black fruits here – indeed, the wine seems like one huge bowl of juicy, subtly CO2-saturated berry juices – is surely one result of that experiment. A soft mouth feel underlies the fizz, and the mere three grams of residual sugar dosage seems entirely appropriate to so fruit-forward and texturally flattering a sparkler. A hint of citrus enlivens a modest finish. This should be enjoyed in its youth.”