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.
Robinson, J., Harding, J., and Vouillamoz, J., Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including their Origins and Flavours (London, 2012).
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