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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Altesse, savoie’s finest white grape variety, once known as roussette, the name of several associated wines.

The variety is a shy, late producer but it resists rot well and the wine produced is relatively exotically perfumed, has good acidity, and is well worth ageing. Total plantings had grown to 369 ha/911 acres by 2012.
  1. Robinson, J., Harding, J., and Vouillamoz, J., Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including their Origins and Flavours (London, 2012).