2011 Domaine Frederic Giachino "Altesse" Roussette de Savoie

SKU #1118055

Since Frederic Giachino took over his family's small Savoie estate in 1988 he has more than quadrupled its size, and converted to organic farming. The Altesse comes from 10-15 year old vines planted on sandy, limestone soils. Aged for eight months in tank sur lie. According to the importer this lovely mountain white has: "...rich aromas of quince, pineapple and sweet almond." In the mouth there's an "impression of opulence thanks to notes of buttered pears with aromas of citrus fruits, which brings a fresh and exotic finish." Traditionally served as an aperitif. 12% abv.

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2013  | Send Email
Crisp and citrusy, with a creamy midpalate and hints of mineral and herbs on the finish, this traditional Savoie white is 100% Altesse (aka Roussette) hits all the markers for a classic version. If you are looking for a pairing for your Swiss fondue, or a refreshing alternative to Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy after a long say on the slopes (or surf), give this food-friendly, palate-friendly white a try.

By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/29/2013  | Send Email
Looking for the perfect fondue wine? Look no further! This nutty, dry, alpine wine will put you right in the French Alps ski lodge state of mind. It has more complexity than most wines at this very fair price and the kind of crisp finish that hot melty cheese needs. You'll feel like you just got off the slopes at Courchevel!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Savoie/Jura

Alcohol Content (%): 12
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