2009 Domaine Jean Vullien et Fils Roussette de Savoie

SKU #1055496

The wonderful and very distinct wines of the Savoie are finally getting the attention they deserve. You might not have heard of this producer or the grape (100% Altesse), but you will be blown away by this wine's acidity, structure and depth. Two vintages ago, this is what Parker's Wine Advocate had to say about this fascinating white: "A pungent nose of orange zest, buckwheat, nutmeg, and toasted hazelnuts leads to a subtly oily yet juicy and refreshing palate. Bright notes of lemon, citrus zest, chalk, and salt add invigoration to the lightly-toasted nut and grain and moderately ripe pit fruit flavors in the finish. Over the next couple of years, this will take on a lightly oxidized, flor-like patina, typical for the Altesse (a.k.a. Roussette) grape, but remain interesting and versatile." (08/08)

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5