DD "Sans soufre" 2019 by Stéphane Tissot is a zero zero red wine, made in Arbois, Jura with Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir grapes.
Stéphane Tissot and his wife Bénédicte are icons of Jura, respected by all the winemakers around.
They produce truly unique and terroir-driven natural wines from their 35-hectare vineyard in Jura. Like many contemporary vintners, Stéphane took over the vineyard from his father Andrè in 1989, aged just 19 with a new vision and converted it to chemical-free farming (one of the first in the area), then took the domain to be more in tune with the moon and lunar cycle, minimal sulphites and native yeasts.
Not only has he mastered his craft with his exceptional, rich and opulent white wines but he is perhaps the King of Vin Jaune in the north, having been the very first to release single-vineyard bottlings to express the different Terroir of each area, and how even with an oxidative wine spending so long in barrel the results can taste incredibly different with the same winemaking techniques.
Whilst his whites and Vin Jaunes are what he is most famous for, his reds are also in high demand. This one, the DD 2019 is his most fun and easy reds, but is still complex and interesting for us.
Named after his father Andrè “DD” Tissot, this light red wine features no added sulphur and gives of a lovely bouquet with violet touches and mild spice, with bramble fruit leading to bright cherry notes on the palate, with some mushroom and forest notes coming through on the finish. Easy drinking yet complex, simply wonderful.