In the Jura, the Tissot name – Stéphane, son of André and Mireille – is today one of the great references of Arbois. The estate is one of the major architects of the qualitative evolution of Jura wines, illustrated by its some 35 cuvées with a singular personality: it has established itself as one of the most exciting driving forces behind Jura viticulture.
Stéphane Tissot, son of André and Mireille, has forged a first-rate reputation over the last three decades in the Jura appellations, mainly in Arbois but also in Côtes-du-Jura and Château-Chalon. Since the takeover of the family estate by Stéphane and Bénédicte in 1990, the estate has continued to grow, to improve its farming practices (transition to organic in 1999, then to biodynamics in 2004) and winemaking (indigenous yeasts, low or zero doses of sulphur, aging on lees in barrels or “amphoras”). The size of the estate, which today spans 50 hectares, and the diversification of plots (Les Bruyères, La Mailloche, En Barberon, Curon, etc.) and terroirs (Lias and Trias marls, limestone and clay-limestone ) are an asset in the service of experiments and trials in the vines and in the cellar to specify and refine the expressions of the grape varieties on the different types of soil. Chardonnay and Savagnin, Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir are expressed with remarkable precision where the singularity of each terroir defines subtle variations.