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Altesse (France)

Altesse is a white wine from Savoie in the French Alps.

Typical Flavors


Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Nectarine
Nectarine
Honey
Honey
Violets
Violets

Herbs
Herbs
Hazeluts
Hazeluts
Almonds
Almonds
Minerals
Minerals

Grapefruit, Herbs, and Bergamon flavors are typical for Altesse, with hints of Minerals, Hazelnuts and Almonds.

Profile

Altesse wines are dry, aromatic, and acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Salad
Salad
Fish
Fish
Sushi
Sushi

Bread
Bread
Chicken
Chicken
Cheese
Cheese

Altesse Altesse wines pair very well with Bread, Cheese, Fish, and Asian Curries.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent pairings:
French Cuisine. Asian Curry. Indian.
Bouillabaisse. Garlick Bread. Naan Bread.
Charcuterie. Chicken. White Meat. Veal.
White Fish. Lake Fish. River Fish. Trout.
Bagel with Smocked Salmon. Ceviche.
Beet Salad. Grilled Vegetables. Avocado.

Cheese:
Yellow Cheese. Beaufort. Comté. Gruyère.

French Spesialities:
Escargots à l'ail (Garlic Snails.
Raclette Cheese.

If You Like Altesse

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Soave (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Savoie Wine Region

Savoie is a wine region in the French alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Altesse (aka Roussette) produces the finest white wines in Savoie, while Jacquère is the most planted grape. These are the appellations in Savoie:

  • Vin de Savoie AOP
    White, red, rosé, and sparkling wines (mostly white), made from grape varieties Jacquère (50%), Altesse, Chasselas, Verdesse, Chardonnay, and Roussanne.
  • Rousette de Savoie AOP
    White wines made from Altesse grapes.
  • Seysell AOP
    Dry white and sparkling wines.
  • Crémant de Savoie AOP
    Sparkling wines made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

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