Grape: Altesse. Region: France> Savoie. Notes: Sustainable farming. No oak.
Description: Charles Gonnet holds about 13 hectors in the Savoie region in the heart of French Alps, where it has been producing wine for generations. The origins of the Altesse grape trace back to Furmint from Hungary. The appellation “Rousette de Savoie” must be 100% Altesse. This is a true Alpine style wine -- crisp and terroir-driven, with medium body and no influence of oak. The nose is beautifully aromatic with floral, herbal, baked apple and ripe stone fruit. It is clean and refreshing with the tiniest touch of sweetness from fruitiness (not from sugar). This is a truly exotic wine that will keep you intrigued until the last drop.
Food Pairing: Cheese fondue, shrimp bisque, grilled swordfish, etc.