"Cremant" is the French term for wines made in the Traditional Method, or the same way as Champagne, but produced in one of several region outside of Champagne. The specific region follows the word Cremant. This sparkling wine is produced in the Jura, on the central-eastern border of France. There, the cool, continental climate is similar to that of Champagne, and ideal for making complex, refreshing sparkling wine. The sparkling wines of the Jura are some of the highest value-to-quality cremants in France, and the most similar to Champagne in style, since they are made primarily with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Tissot family works with only estate fruit from biodynamically farmed vineyards, and is recognized as a top tier sparkling producer in the region.
The Tissot Cremant de Jura is about half Chardonnay, followed by about a third Pinot Noir, and the rest of the blend rounded out by local grapes Trousseau and Poulsard. Bright, with rainier cherry, white cranberry, and just a touch of toastiness from lees-aging, this wine is bone-dry and crisp.