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Roussette de Savoie 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.


Source
France
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2013
SKU
3314005
Composition
Altesse 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Last tasted
April 21 2016
Keep until
2020
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
White
Region
Savoie
Wine features
Unoaked, Organic, Slow Wine, Low Intervention
Variety
Altesse
AOC / DAC / DOC
Roussette
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel
Composition
100% Altesse
Wine features
Unoaked, Organic, Slow Wine, Low Intervention

More about this 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.



About this vintage

Vintage
2013
SKU
3314024
Composition
Altesse 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
19
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2020+
Aged in
6
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
France
Colour
White
Region
Savoie
Wine features
Unoaked, Organic, Slow Wine, Low Intervention
Variety
Altesse
AOC / DAC / DOC
Roussette
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel
Composition
100% Altesse
Wine features
Unoaked, Organic, Slow Wine, Low Intervention

More about this 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.



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