Domaine Thierry Tissot

Savoie, France

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Quai du Buizin
Vaux-en-Bugey, RA, France

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Domaine Thierry Tissot

Introducing Domaine Thierry Tissot

The Tissot family has always made wine, while also growing other crops and raising some livestock, at their estate in Vaux-en-Bugey. In 2001, with his enology degree in hand, Thierry Tissot came home to take over the estate. He decided to focus exclusively on making quality wine, and hatched a plan to revive a forgotten vineyard.

The old timers talked about a hillside called Mataret, a vineyard site once known for making legendary wines. Three hectares of clay-calcareous soils with veins of shale at 350m elevation, facing southwest and overlooking the village, this site had been completely abandoned and was covered in chestnut trees and dense brush. Theirry set his mind to making great wines from this site gain. He cleared the hillside and planted it with Altesse and Mondeuse, two indigenous varietals in which he had great faith. Though the vines are still young, the wines produced from the site of already show great depth and complexity. The potential here is tremendous.

Two hectares of Gamay, Jacquere and Chardonnay scattered around the village complete the winery's holdings.