I have a lot of respect for the Tissot house in Jura (1,2), so it was a no brainer to pick up this sparkling offering for a test run. The N.V. Domaine Tissot Crémant du Jura "Indigène" was a sparkling amber hue - caramel and tart apples on the nose, yeasty as well - like an apple beer with a hint of baking spices.
Tangy grapefruit and a touch metallic on the palate, not as soft or as balanced as a good Champagne, but I loved the wild flavours...I am curious if some bottle age will soften the rough edges? I'd better find another bottle.
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Price: C$23 (LCBO)
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They make very good wines. Last year we did a tasting with them and bought a selection of their entire range. If you get a chance you should check out the Savagnin.
thanks Feargal, I have been slowly tasting their offerings - Pinot, Chardonnay, Savagnin and now this Cremant. There is a passion in Tissot's wines, I would love to sit down with him and sip a few of his offerings someday!
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