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Altesse

Altesse is a white grape variety originating from the Savoie region of France, where it is known as Roussette. It is a full-bodied grape variety with a distinctively exotic and nutty profile.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Altesse is a white wine variety. It has a pale yellow-green colour and is known for its intense exotic fruit aromas. On the palate, it has a medium to full body with a round texture, and displays a mix of floral, nutty and citrus flavours, plus a hint of herbs.

Fresh Altesse grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Altesse is mainly grown in the Savoie region of France, where it is known as Roussette. Altesse is a late ripening variety and needs a long growing season to reach full ripeness. It is well-suited in moutaineous region. The natural high acidity makes Altesse a perfect grape for sparkling winemaking. Altesse is mostly used to make varietal wines, but can be blended with Chasselas to create the crisp, refreshing, and aromatic sparkling wines of the Savoie region. Altesse wines have good aging potential and show a distinctive taste profile of tropical fruits and minerals. Altesse pairs well with a variety of dishes, from fish and seafood to creamy vegetable dishes and goat cheese.

Foods to pair with Altesse:

Salad
Fish
Asian food
Light meat
Cheese
Fun Fact about Altesse
Altesse was once a popular variety in the Savoie region of France, but its popularity has declined in recent years due to the rise of other varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Top Wines with Altesse

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Jean Vullien & Fils Roussette de Savoie Altesse is a white wine that comes from the Savoie region in France. The wine is made by the renowned producer Jean Vullien & Fils, who have been producing wines for generations. The grapes used to make this wine come from vineyards that are located in the foothills of the French Alps, where the soil is rich in limestone and clay. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic, with notes of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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Domaine Eugène Carrel et Fils Savoie Jongieux is a delightful wine that showcases the best of the Savoie appellation in France. Produced by Domaine Eugène Carrel et Fils, this wine is crafted with utmost care and expertise. The vineyard features stunning slopes and terraces, allowing the grapes to benefit from optimal sun exposure and excellent drainage. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation at controlled temperatures to preserve the wine's freshness and vibrant flavors. The result is a crisp and refreshing white wine with notes of citrus, green apple, and a hint of minerality. Perfect for those seeking a light and elegant wine to enjoy on any occasion.
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Domaine des Ardoisieres Quartz is a highly sought-after wine produced by Domaine des Ardoisieres, a renowned winery located in the Savoie region of France. The wine is made from grapes grown in the steep, terraced vineyards of the Coteau de Cevins, which are situated at an altitude. The vineyards are characterized by their unique soil composition, which is rich in quartz and slate, and the cool, alpine climate that produces grapes with exceptional freshness and acidity. The winemaking process is meticulous, with a focus on natural fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of the terroir, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality.
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