Benedicte & Stephane Tissot Cote du Jura Pinot Noir 'En Barberon' 2016
Synonymous with low-intervention, terroir-driven Jura wines, Benedicte and Stephane Tissot produce 28 wines from 40 hectares, farmed organically, biodynamically and chemical-free. ‘En Barberon’ is fermented with stems in large casks, giving way to a floral yet smoky wine, oozing with silky red fruit flavors and crunchy acidity. From #TacoTuesday to pasta night, this insanely food-friendly wine works with an array of dishes.
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