2016 DD, Domaine Tissot. Arbois, FranceOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Area: Arbois is the key wine district in the Jura mountains, the beautiful region in Western France, just this side of Switzerland. The hillsides are on the eastern side of the Saone valley, on the other side of which is the Côte d’Or. The wines, while much lesser known than those of Burgundy, have a similar sense of cool climate elegance, but in a lighter, tighter, and often more 'funky' style.
Grape Variety: Around 40% Poulsard, 40% Trousseau and 20% Pinot Noir; fermented and matured in 100-year-old, 2,000 litre foudres (large barrels); no sulphur used.
Producer: Stéphane Tissot is probably the most esteemed grower in the area. He farms his vineyards not just organically but biodynamically. 'DD' is named after his father.
Old Bridge Rating: Aromatic, spritz, grainy, earthy - wild!
Press Reviews: 91/100 from Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate.
£25.00 per bottle
£23.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£22.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles