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Jura! Jura! A Small Amount of Tissot & Marnes Blanches... Going... Going... Gone!

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If you're ever in an argument with a Jura drinker, just point behind them and say, "Hey! Is that a Chardonnay Sursis from Tissot?" They'll immediately turn around and you'll have your chance to bolt. Seriously, the demand for bottles from the great Jura domaines is rising and due to very difficult vintages, the quantity is simply not there to appease it. At Chambers, we truly attempt to share our allocations with all of our customers. We want those who cherish these wines to be able to continue their love affairs, but we also want young, budding drinkers to have their minds blown by, lets say, a sous voile Empreinte from Marnes Blanches. Tissot and Marnes Blanches represent some of the finest Jura Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Trousseau, Poulsard, and Savgnin that we see in the United States. We hope you can snag what you're after - we're definitely rooting for you! 

Pauline & Géraud of Marnes Blanches (Selection Massale site)

Marnes Blanches (bottles will available by 4/18)

Pauline and Géraud Fromont named their winery after the white marl soils in Cesancy, the village in the Sud Revermont where they purchased their first plot of vines in 2006. The Sud Revermont is made up of small, pastoral communes clustered along the gentle slopes of La Petite Montagne in the south of the Jura. It is here that Jura's white wines are in their glory, with beloved producers like Labet, Buronfosse, and Ganevat producing some of the area's top wines. The Fromonts are Jura natives who come from an agricultural background focused on polyculture: a philosophy they applied right away by converting their new holdings to organic farming and becoming certified by Ecocert. Today the couple has a combined 10 hectares of vines that are up to 100-years-old planted in the neighboring villages of Vincelles and Sainte-Agnès, where the concentration of fossil-rich limestone is much higher.*

Eben and Stephane Tissot (2018)

Stéphane Tissot (bottles will be available by 4/11)

In 1990, after studying wine in Beaune, Stéphane took over from his father, André, as the head of the family's estate. He was destined to lead it in a new direction. He eliminated the use of selected yeasts and pushed the farming towards organic methods, a decision he made after meeting Nady Foucault of Clos Rougeard. Domaine André & Mireille Tissot (as the business is still offically known, named after Stéphane's father and mother) received organic certification in 1999, and biodynamic certification 5 years later. They have grown in size over the years to become one of the most important producers of the Jura, and their belief of and focus on well-farmed, well-made wine has never wavered.

The future of the Jura is hazy. Winemakers are unsure about production levels as the weather proves to be getting more difficult vintage after vintage. Still, the resilience of these vignerons is amazing - and if wine can be made, they will make sure it is exceptional. Today's offer is meant to be a celebration of this strength, and I can't think of two better producers to highlight than the ones we have right here. David Hatzopoulos

*Marnes Blanches bio written by Tim Gagnon

No Longer Available

Marnes Blanches 2019 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay En Quartre Vis (4/18)

Selection Massale: "100% from 50-year-old vines in from Cesancey. Only one demi muid of 500 liters for vinification and elevage."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches 2019 Cotes du Jura Savagnin Aux Bois (4/18)

Selection Massale: "100% Savagnin from a south-facing parcel in Vincelles that was planted in 2014. 22 months in neutral barrel (7-12yo 228ltr barrels)."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Pauline & Geraud Fromont) 2019 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay en Levrette Mag (4/18)

Selection Massale: "100% Chardonnay from a 65-year-old vine parcel in Vincelles. 22 months aging in old foudres and 500ltr barrels."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $115.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Pauline & Geraud Froment) 2020 Chardonnay Les Molates (4/18)

Selection Massale: "Only Chardonnay with a "short" elevage -- one year in small foudres. The cuvee is from different parcels on Lias marls around the town of Gevingey."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches 2020 Cotes du Jura Savagnin Les Molates (4/18)

This cuvée comes from younger Savagnin vines, approximately 22-years old, and, if we could personify wine, would be the more bookish and quiet, but equally fascinating, sibling to the brawnier, captain-of-the-football-team Les Molates made from Chardonnay. Tim Gagnon (From 2014 vintage)

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) 2020 Cotes du Jura Poulsard (4/18)

Selection Massale: "New parcel in production -- selection massale of old vines from Jean Louis Overnoy, planted at the bottom of Quatre-Vis on Marnes du Lias. Geraud makes no mistakes on Poulsard, as usual, semi carbo, no so2 during elevage, fresh and brilliant."

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches 2018 Saviagnin Empreinte Sous Voile (4/18)

Selection Massale: "100% Chardonnay grown on red and brown marl soils from vines planted in 1982. The wine spends 28 months in barrel (and fermentation) and is topped up, the wine is racked and bottled without SO2. The only sous voile wine in the line-up."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

Camille Riviere Selections: "Selection massale of Chardonnay Rose, from La Mailloche, a rare mutation of the grape - ripe and beautifully complex."

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot, Stéphane 2019 Arbois Chardonnay "Patchwork"

"Patchwork" is made from 100% Chardonnay (from clonal and massale seection vines) picked from various clay and limestone parcels in Tissot's estate. He typically raises this cuvée for 12 months in  both neutral and 10% new oak barrels, which are topped up to give a fresher, more Burgundian style to the Chardonnay.

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Sursis

The vines for the Sursis are found in Chateau Chalon. Tissot purchased this parcel in 2007. "Sursis" means "on parole," and Tissot will keep producing this wine as long as the vines give him grapes. Lias type clay. A shorter elevage than other whites (only 12 months). 

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Arbois Clos la Tour de Curon Chard (4/11)

Chardonnay from a single vineyard of massale vines planted in 2002, at 16,000 vines per hectare - Stephane says this is the "Montrachet" of the Jura!

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $175.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Tissot 2019 Arbois Chardonnay "Les Graviers"

Sourced from Chardonnay vines planted in limestone-rich soils. Fermentation occurs with native yeasts and aging is in large, neutral oak barrels. Perhaps the most "Burgundian" in style of Stephane's Chardonnays.

  • Out of Stock
  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2020 Arbois Trousseau Singulier

The 'Singulier' is 100% Trousseau from biodynamically farmed Arbois vineyards of limestone. The vines are some of the oldest that belong to the estate. The grapes are destemmed and aged in barrel for 12 months before release.

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2020 Arbois D.D.

From Stéphane Tissot's Biodynamic vineyard in Arbois, named for Stéphane's father, Andre "DD" Tissot. This is a delicious blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir co-fermented in 2000L foudres. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with a variety of cheeses, roasted chicken, or on its own!

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Tissot 2020 Arbois D.D. Magnum

From Stéphane Tissot's Biodynamic vineyard in Arbois, named for Stéphane's father, Andre "DD" Tissot. This is a delicious blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir co-fermented in 2000L foudres. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with a variety of cheeses, roasted chicken, or on its own!

  • Out of Stock
  • red
  • 0 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur