Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot Chardonnay 'Patchwork' Arbois AOP 2018

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Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot Chardonnay 'Patchwork' Arbois AOP 2018
Country France
Region Jura
Appellation/Sub-Region Arbois AOC
Grapes Chardonnay
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Biodynamically Grown, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan

The Tissot family has been producing wine in the Jura since 1962, with Stéphane and Bénédicte taking the reins from his parents, André and Mireille. They have since acquired a formidable reputation as being among the region's top winemakers, farming biodynamically since 2004 and striving to express the character of the Jura terroir above all else. Arbois is a commune located within Jura, about 30 miles west of Switzerland. It's an insular area that specializes in unique renditions of both classic and little-known grapes. Medium-bodied and dry, the Patchwork chardonnay comes from a blend of parcels planted on clay or limestone. Stéphane uses the blend to balance the fruit elements before aging in neutral oak and 10% new barrel to retain freshness. Unlike some of the other white wines from the region, Patchwork is not an oxidized wine. A chardonnay with personality to spare, this is a serious white, combining a briny tang, lip-smacking acidity, and luscious citrus and tropical fruits with a touch of creamy texture on the finish. Biodynamically grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.