2014 Jacques Tissot Vin Jaune Arbois


Jacques TISSOT has created his Domaine in 1962 with a plot inherited from his father, and the first vintage of yellow wine (vin jaune) was born in 1969, a mythique year. The estate now extends over 30 hectares, to AOC Arbois.
Son of a winegrower Jacques has successfully developed the traits so typical of the wines of Jura. His children Philip and Nathalie have now taken over. With this combination, the trio has managed to bring in modern production and to develop the traditional channels of sales with listed wines in establishments and on tables of prestige.

Varietals: Savagnin

Aromas: Intense golden yellow colour. Very intense and aromatic nose of walnut, almond, nutmeg and caramel.

Tasting Notes: Ample and powerful mouth very fragrant on fresh walnut, curry, nutmeg with a very great aromatic persistence.

Cellaring: 30 years and over.

Food Pairing: Walnuts and Comté cheese, coq au vin jaune, oriental cuisine with curry or saffron. Serve between 14 and 16°.
Vinification and aging: Mostly manual harvesting, pneumatic pressing, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in vats.
Aged for 6 years and 3 months in barrels in ventilated attics, causing an evaporation of around 38% of the savagnin. During ageing, the veil of yeast transforms Savagnin into Vin Jaune.

The method of viticulture protects the environment: strict minimal use of pesticides through tillage and weed plots. the vineyard is more natural, and it is populated by many insects, a sign of life and biodiversity.
Winemaking is resolutely traditional with passage in barrels and oak casks between 12 and 30 months but also modern with the use of thermo-regulated vats. The different Jura’s grape varieties are expressed through the plots, which consist of old vines (average age 36 years) and composed of seedlings exposed south /south-west pledge their typicality.

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