The opinion of the sommelierDo you know the Roussette de Savoie? For the last few years, I have been spending the winters in Chamonix, in the Savoie region.Thus, Roussette is a grape variety that I drink and enjoy almost every week. I thought it would be nice to choose for once a wine from the mountains so as to discover the aromas of this widely unknown terroir that is Savoie. I hope you will enjoy the flavours of honeysuckle and honey. It is the perfect wine for a raclette party or a crème brulée
TerroirThe terroir of the mountains give very specific wines. Indeed, in order to find its nutrients through the rocks, the vine has to grow very long roots. Moreover, the Roussette vines are grown in a very windy area. The consequence is that the grapes grown there have a lot of freshness to offer.
Grape varietyIn French, “Altesse” means “Highness”. This grape variety was brought back to France by the Dukes of Savoie. At the beginning, only the aristocracy was allowed to drink wines made from this grape variety. Now, France is a Republic, and the variety is called “Roussette de Savoie”. It gives dry white wines, with very powerful aromas of fresh white flowers and citrus fruits.
VintageThe 2014 vintage was just bottled a few months ago, and yet, it already has a lot to offer. In the Savoie region, everyone is already speaking about this exceptional vintage with extremely powerful aromas of fresh fruits. The very good news is that the 2014 vintage was not only a blessing regarding the quality of the wine, but also regarding the quantity as the harvest was very abundant.
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I hope you will enjoy the flavours of honeysuckle and honey. It is the perfect wine for a raclette party or a crème brulée.