Valerie Tissot - Poulsard 2019 750ml (13% ABV)
100% Poulsard from the village of Montigny-les-Arsures in Arbois (Jura)
soil - limestone and clay
hillside plots, estate established in 1976 (vines planted in 1965)
third generation winemaking brother & sister team of Valerie and Jean-Christophe
work their vines in the hobbit-like region of Jura, France. Jura is a hotbed for natural winemaking and there are lots of Tissots scattered about.
Do not make the mistake of under-estimating this light, ruby-coloured Jura red, which harbours aromas of red fruits + spicy on the palate with some grip. Elegant.
It's perfect wine partner to grilled trout or grilled quail with lentils.
more info from distributor WINE MC2:
Established: 1976 (vineyards 1965)
Vineyards: 17ha (6ha Chardonnay, 4ha Savagnin, 4.5ha Poulsard, 2ha Trousseau, 0.5ha Pinot Noir)
Sister and brother, Valérie & Jean-Christophe Tissot run this estate- but their retired parents Françoise and Jean-Louis lend them a willing hand!
The history of the area actually begins in 1965 at the wedding of Jean-Louis and Françoise Tissot Masson. Valerie had two grandparents closely connected with the wine business. Albert Piroutet, on her mother’s side, was one of the founders of the Arbois Fruitière in 1906 and was one of the strongest advocates for the Arbois to obtain the AOC in 1936. Françoise’s father, Albert Masson, also joined the cooperative and she inherited his vines to pool with the 1.6 hectares that Jean-Louis inherited from his father Maurice Tissot. In the early years, Jean-Louis was part of the Fruitière too, but after planting 8 hectares of vines in 1990 they decided to start producing their own wines. In the early years, Jean-Louis was part of the Fruitière too, but after planting 8 hectares of vines in 1990 they decided to start producing their own wines. These days, Francoise and Jean-Louis are theoretically retired- but they’re never far from the daily activities of the farm. Françoise still helps with tastings and Jean-Louis in the vineyard.
Today the estate is now ably run on lutte raisonnée principles by their children Valerie and Jean-Christophe. The domaine, a 17 hectare estate, is situated in the heart of the AOC Arbois in the picturesque hillside village of Montigny-les-Arsures. Various parcels spread out over the municipalities, extending to a few additional hectares in Les Bruyères. And they produce the full gamut of Jura wines and spirits.