Domaine Vendange Madame de M... Roussette de Savoie Altesse 2018

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Domaine Vendange Madame de M... Roussette de Savoie Altesse 2018

Country - France

Region - Savoy

Grape Varieties - Altesse 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Vendange

Tasting notes - With a brioche opening, complex aromas of floral blossom, spice and flinty notes surround a core of pear and citrus. Intense and precise, the textured palate is lively, balanced and underpinned by elegant mineral notes.

Domaine Vendange Madame de M... Roussette de Savoie Altesse 2018

A lively, aromatic and textured wine with floral blossom,
spice and flint layered with elegant notes of pear and
citrus.


Producer Note
Owners Diane and Benjamin began bottling their own wines in 2015, from vineyards
that have been in the family for generations. Their 10-hectares of vines flourish on
south facing slopes in Combe de Savoie, on the foothills of the Massif des Bauges.
The estate is located on glacial moraines dating back 15,000 years, originating from
the time when the valley was one large glacier. The vineyard is managed with great
respect for tradition and terroir, using sustainable practices in order to gain the best
and most authentic expression of the Savoie. The combination of rich soils and
favourable climate, provide Domaine de Vendange with excellent conditions for their
vine nursery. The production process has been mastered throughout the
generations, and they sell a vast range of scions and rootstocks throughout France.


Vintage
2018 saw a hot and dry summer, which allowed the vines physiological progress to
take place steadily, with flowering, fruit-set and véraison all taking place under good
conditions. The grapes reached good maturity levels with balancing freshness.


Vineyard
The Domaine de Vendange estate extends over 10 hectares, planted on south
facing slopes where the local Savoie grape varieties fully express their typicity. The 20-
year old Altesse vines yield 55 hectolitres per hectare. The soils are formed of glacial
moraine; they are very young limestone soils made up of limestone scree, with layers
of silty clay, which produce elegant, fresh wines. The vines are planted at 400
metres’ elevation, yet despite the altitude and mountainous location, the summers
are surprisingly hot. This distinctive microclimate encourages the grapes to reach
optimum maturity with concentrated juice, balanced by mountain-cool freshness.
The vines are cultivated using integrated agriculture practices, maintaining the
greatest respect for terroir and tradition. The focus is on green harvesting with
pruning, debudding, trellising and leaf stripping. All grapes are hand-harvested. In
2021, the domain moved into conversion to organic status.


Winemaking
The grapes were gently pressed at a low pressure to retain the quality and the must
was cold settled overnight. The juice was fed by gravity and fermented with natural
yeasts in stainless steel tanks to retain the varietal characteristics and the nuances of
the Savoie terroir. Temperatures were carefully maintained at 18°C and the
vinification lasted for a month. Malolactic conversion naturally took place during the
winter. Vinified with a minimal intervention approach, the use of sulphites was
judicious. 95% of the wine was aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees for over 12
months and 5% was matured in three-year old Burgundy barrels.


Tasting Note
With a brioche opening, complex aromas of floral blossom, spice and flinty notes
surround a core of pear and citrus. Intense and precise, the textured palate is lively,
balanced and underpinned by elegant mineral notes.


Grape
Altesse 100%

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