- The Wine
This beautiful wine made from the Altesse grape, is certainly not a frivolous wine. It has such complexity that it knocks Pinot Gris into a cocked hat. Having said that, do not consider it too serious to find totally enjoyable.
It has a clear pale lemon colour like a winter sunrise. On the nose it has pronounced flavours of honey and peach with hints of mango and pineapple, in the background, a minerality that demonstrates its Alpine origins. On the palate there is quite a difference. The flavours become supremely tropical with pineapple bursting through. Underneath that there is green apple and a hint of perfume. This wine has a splendidly long finish with warm honey and exotic tropical fruits - pineapple again but with notes of lychee and a hint of kiwifruit at the very end.
There is so much that this wine would match with - seafood risotto or any white meats. We tried it with terrine de caille aux raisins and it was magnificent.
Having said that it would be perfect just paired with a warm summer's evening.
- Additional Information
Product code 33SG04 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Domaine St-Germain Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still Variety Altesse Key Features Organic, Unoaked, Low Intervention Country France Region(s) Savoie AOC / DAC Roussette Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Steel Vintages 2013 Composition 100% Altesse 981 vintage: 2013 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12.5
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Roussette de Savoie Altesse
Honeyed gold in glass, wonderful and intriguing with pear, apricot and almond with mineral saline notes. This was soft, round and rich with syrupy stone fruit yet a dry ending. Just lovely. I really liked it, but don’t take just my word for it – “can I have another glass?” from someone decidedly red-centric.
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size: 0.75 vintage: 2013 product code:  closure: Natural Cork variety: Altesse alcohol: 12.5