The Altesse gives what, for Savoie, is a rich style of wine. With its touch of pepper, perfumed acidity and pear and melon flavors, it is ripe and full. The aftertaste brings in the freshness more typical of the region.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.