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Roussette de Savoie Altesse

, France
A mineral Altesse

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Roussette de Savoie Altesse

, 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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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
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:[3314024]
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:[3314024]
closure:Natural Cork
variety:Altesse
alcohol:12.5

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