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Roussette de Savoie Altesse

White Wine, France
A mineral Altesse

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Roussette de Savoie Altesse

White Wine, France

Availability: Out of stock

A mineral Altesse
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.
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White Wine, France, Savoie Domaine St-Germain

Domaine St-Germain


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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.


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Product code 33SG04
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Domaine St-Germain
Colour White Wine
Style Single Variety, White, Still, Dry
Variety Altesse
Key Features Organic, Unoaked, Low Intervention
Country France
Region(s) Savoie
AOC / DAC Roussette
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Steel
Composition 100% Altesse
Vintages 2013
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[3314024] 2013

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size: 0.75
vintage:2013
product code:[3314024]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Altesse
alcohol:12.5

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