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Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Sursis Chardonnay 2017

Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Sursis Chardonnay 2017

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"The 2017 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Sursis has more citrus notes, a signature of the Chardonnay grown on Château Chalon soils, so this has the character of the bitterness and citrus of the wines from Château Chalon. The palate is dry, chalky, very serious and more marked by the soil than the variety. Even if the year was complex, they didn't get frost in Chalon, so they produced six barrels of this, resulting in 1,800 bottles produced. Drink: 2019-2024. 94 points

I spent a fantastic morning with Stéphane Tissot, doing a short running tour of the vineyards (as he does) and then tasting the wide portfolio of his wines. Crémant is 30% of the volume in the Jura and a little less at Tissot but still quite significant. He has 50 hectares of vines and selects vineyards for the crémant and still wines, so this helps to improve the quality of the still wines. I always try to save enough time, but it's never really enough. I feel that we devoted a lot of time to the ouillé Chardonnays (which is great, because they are among the best in Jura), but then we need to rush when the vin jaune arrives, which is probably the one that needs more time to develop in the glass and show itself. Plus he's the only one currently, as far as I know, making vin jaune from different soils. I will devote a full day next time to make sure I do justice to the vin jaunes and other special wines that we tend to taste at the end and so that I don't need to run to the following appointment. Promised Stéphane!"

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (243)