Friday, February 5, 2010


Originally uploaded by Chris Cree MW
2006 Domaine Frederic Giachino Roussette de Savoie "Altesse"


I love this unique, delicious, expressive wine crafted in vineyards high in the foothills of the French Alps. It is redolent of Bergamont, clover, acacia - it's dry, mineral, refreshing and exquisitely fine. One of my favs - Buy it at 56 Degree Wine - only $15!

Region: Roussette de Savoie, France
Grape(s): 100% Altesse (Roussette)
Terroir: Granite and Slate soils
Farming: Certified Organic
Cuisine: FONDUE! Cheeses like Tome de Savoie, mild fish, shell fish,
Asian or Thai, all kinds of appetizers, pastas in light sauce.
Alcholol: a mere 12%
Drink: Now - 2012

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