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Jacques TISSOT created his Domaine in 1962 with a plot inherited from his father, and the first vintage of vin jaune was bottled in 1969, a legendary year. The Domaine now covers 30 hectares in the Arbois, Arbois-Pupillin and Côtes du Jura appellation areas.
As the son of a winegrower, Jacques, and his wife Michelle, have created a superb range of typical Jura wines. His children, Philippe and Nathalie, joined them a few years ago. This expanded, complementary team has introduced modern production practices as well as further developing traditional sales channels by placing wines in prestigious wine shops and restaurants.
The Domaine employs integrated vine-growing methods: minimised use of vine protection products made possible by tillage and leaving grass between the rows of vines. The return of numerous types of insect and increased biodiversity is a sure sign that nature is coming back to life in our vineyards.
Our wine-making techniques are resolutely traditional, with many wines spending 12 to 30 months in oak barrels and tuns. We also embrace modern vinification practices, using temperature-controlled vats.
Each of the grape varieties can express its particular characteristics in plots comprising old vines (36 years old on average) and younger rootstock, oriented south/south-west to optimise the benefits of the terroir.
The Jacques TISSOT range: Poulsard, Trousseau, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Savagnin and Vin Jaune, Crémant du Jura, Vin de Paille, Vendange de Novembre, 249 JT, Macvin du Jura, Galant, Vieux Marc égrappé from plots in Arbois and not forgetting our old vintages aged in historic cellars, which are one of the Domaine's specialities.
The Domaine boasts a collection of awards for its traditional and innovative products, receiving on average 20 awards every year, which bear testimony to the impressive consistency of our wines. Specialised reviews and guidebooks frequently recommend the Domaine Jacques Tissot and its wines in their columns.
Jacques, Philippe & Nathalie are widely recognised for their drive and respect for traditional practices.