Roussette de Savoie Altesse

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80.0000 % of 100
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France  Savoie 

Roussette, made from Altesse, is the more prestigious white grape of Savoie. We're in a totally different climate and terroir than our other Altesse, the Jacquin Marestel.

Features Organic, Unoaked, Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Varieties: Altesse
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Roussette de Savoie 2017, St Germain 2018 75cl cl
£21.86

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.

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Domaine St-Germain
Country France
Region Savoie
Features Organic, Unoaked, Low Intervention, Vegetarian and Vegan
AOC Roussette
Aged In Steel
Closure Synthetic Cork
Varieties Altesse
Composition 100% Altesse
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic
Grilled chicken, seafood risotto or grilled/baked trout, cheese fondue or raclette
Tasting Notes

Sherbet lemons. alpine garrigue, pineapple and white flowers and some stone fruit.

Vintage 2019

This wine transports you straight to the Savoie mountains, it’s a melange of sherbet lemons, alpine herbs balanced with wonderful freshness and acidity. It can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods from raclette/fondue to grilled chicken, seafood and grilled/baked fish.

Vintage 2018

This wine transports you straight to the Savoie mountains, it’s a melange of sherbet lemons, alpine herbs balanced with wonderful freshness and acidity. It can be enjoyed with a wide range of foods from raclette/fondue to grilled chicken, seafood and grilled/baked fish.

2019
Product Code 33SG0419
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
2018
Product Code 33SG0418
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12
Last Tasted 18 Jun 2020
Keep Until 2025
Stock Levels 24 at London Warehouse
2013
Product Code 3314024
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
2013
Product Code 3314005
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
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