The opinion of the sommelier« I’ve traveled a lot in Savoy these days, and I really wanted to find a nice roussette to taste, and I found this beautiful cuvee of Philippe Grisard. The roussette is a white grape variety very interesting for wine tasting because it has a nice acidity, a floral bouquet, and tannins, that is rare for white wines. »
TerroirThe Domaine Grisard extends for 15 hectares in the Combe de Savoie, between Chambéry and Albertville. Vineyards are located on mountains slopes in the natural park of Bauges. The muddy limestone slopes have draining capacity. This helps the production of wine with a high acidity level.
Grape VarietyThe roussette, also called “goddess”, is one of the rare white grape varieties where we can feel the tannins. Wines produced from this grape have a fine acidity that reminds mountains’ freshness. They have a medium keeping potential (4 to 5 years).
VintageThe vintage effect is less marked in Savoy than in other French wine-making regions. With low productivity (number of grapes per wine plant) and a very high juice concentration, 2012 produced wines with a nice equilibrium between acidity and fruits.
Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 28th of February 2014. Delivery within 21 days.
The roussette is a white grape variety very interesting for wine tasting because it has a nice acidity, a floral bouquet, and tannins, that is rare for white wines.