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Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot "Indigene" Extra Brut NV

92 Our Score
(11/2014) A blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 5% Poulsard and 5% Trousseau from the master of Jura sparkling wine, Tissot. Aged 30 months on the lees with no dosage, the secondary fermentation liquid, the "Prise de Mousse," is actually Vin de Paille (the dried grape elixir that costs big bucks) This wine in Magnum is so exciting!
$
5799
1.5 LT
Available:

Domaine Labet "Lais Nature" Cotes du Jura Chardonnay 2014

91 Our Score
(10/2016) Labet's "Lais Nature" is from the domaine's youngest vines, between 25 and 30 years old. This bottling is done completely without sulfur, hence the "Nature" designation. This style of Chardonnay is all about reveling in its freshness, this is known locally as "ouillé wines". The wine is bright with amazing aromas of wild white flowers, bright lemon zest, tart golden apples with a touch of cream and a chalky streak that make one think of Chablis. A very clean and endlessly elegant rendition.
$
3299
750 ML
Available:
~10 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Overnoy Crinquand Arbois-Pupillin Ploussard 2014

90 Our Score
(3/2017) Ploussard is a native red grape to the Arbois village of Pupillin. A lighter-toned red much like a more rustic pinot noir, its bright red fruit flavors (including cranberry and raspberry/pomegranate) shimmer on the palate with its lively beam of acidity. But don't be fooled by its pale color: a mix of limestone and clay soil provides persistent grip and grainy minerality for uncommon food-pairing versatility (beef tartare, anyone?). Like many other Overnoy wines, very little of the wine from the estate's two hectares dedicated to Ploussard travel outside of France. A very rare, unique wine indeed!
$
2999
750 ML
Available:
~40 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine des Marnes Blanches Cremant de Jura NV

89 Our Score
(4/2017) Pauline and Geraud Fromont, natives of the Jura, began Domaine des Marnes Blanches in 2006 as ambitious 20-somethings with a background in farming. Their vineyard holdings are spread throughout three villages within the Jura, the first located in Cesancey, which features their namesake "white marl" soil. Their natural sensibility, which is common among winemakers in the southern part of the Jura, begins in the vineyard where they have farmed organically since the opening of the domain. They practice minimal intervention in the cellar, from native yeast fermentation to low sulfur addition and only when necessary. Their cremant is produced from 100% Chardonnay fermented in stainless steel prior to spending between 12 and 16 months on the lees and bottled with no dosage. The nose bursts with citrus and tropical fruit, while the palate gives satisfyingly rich texture integrated with a fine mousse. Completely dry, with notes of honey, apricot, and almond. This would be really great with some hard salty cheese and charcuterie.
$
2499
750 ML
Available:
~14 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant du Jura Extra Brut NV

91 Our Score
When our tasting panel tried this for the first time, all we could say was "wow!" The looks on our faces were priceless. Champagne is certainly not the only source in France for high quality, complex and thought provoking sparkling wines. The term Crémant is reserved for seven appellations throughout France that produce sparkling wines by the same method used in the great region of Champagne. The Jura (located due east of Burgundy and just west of the Swiss border) received approval to produce Cremant in 1995. This delicious bottling is 50% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir with the local varieties of Trousseau and Poulsard making up the remaining 10%. The wine sees no dosage (the addition of sugar after the secondary fermentation) and the result is a bone dry "extra brut" wine with crisp and mouthwatering acidity complemented by a creamy palate. The finish is lengthy with subtle hints of nuts. This is a great substitute for Champagne if you're looking to increase value without sacrificing quality. You'll find it being poured by-the-glass at some of Chicago's top restaurants such as Brindille, Sepia, The Boarding House and Pops!
$
2279
750 ML
Available:
~111 bottlesCheck all Stores

Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot Cremant de Jura Rose Extra Brut NV

90 Our Score
(11/2014) This traditional method bubbly comes from the Jura region of Eastern France. Blending Pinot Noir, Poulsard and Trousseau together to produce a beautiful, deep salmon pink colored Rose is masterfully done by the Tissot family. Look for tart red berry fruit notes that are fresh and juicy - an excellent value French sparkling Rose!
$
2279
750 ML
Available:
~59 bottlesCheck all Stores
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