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Do you have Roussette?

Joelle Nebbe posted this on 4 May 2019

Roussette is a white from Savoie made from the variety Altesse.

The wines are "richer" than those made from the fresher Jacquère and have traditionally been made to express more complexity (less effort is often made on Jacquère) so they will often be the dining wines to Jacquère's apéritif.

But this is just convention and when both are done right, both are fabulous on their own and very food friendly.

Roussette is a floral/herbal white with honeyed/nut notes. It remains very transparent to terroir which is why we have two different ones :)

PS: Roussette should not be confused Roussanne, which is a Rhone grape and also available in Savoie, but they call it Bergeron

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