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Producer: Domaine de la Mermière
Grape variety: Altesse
Origin: AOC Genève
Certification: Bio Inspecta conversion
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Serving temperature: 12 - 13 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.2% vol.
Info about the grape variety
Indigenous? | 6HA in Switzerland (0,04%)
The origins of Altesse are still debated. Legend has it that the grape was brought from Cyprus by a knight of the Crusades, the Count of Mareste. The most widely held theory is that the Altesse is a grape variety native to the southern shores of Lake Geneva or Savoy. This hypothesis is based on the close genetic link that exists between this variety and Chasselas and the fact that it is mainly cultivated in Savoy. L’Altesse produces noble and full-bodied wines with aromas of flowers, citrus fruits and pineapple, enhanced with notes of almonds and hazelnuts.