Altesse Expression

A wine made from the elegant and rare Altesse grape variety, very little cultivated in Switzerland. This wine has a rich bouquet with notes of quince and vine peach. A nice roundness with some subtle notes of wild flowers.
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Producer: Domaine de la Mermière
Grape variety: Altesse
Origin: AOC Genève
Vintage: 2018
Viticulture: Organic
Certification: Bio Inspecta conversion
Harvest: Manual
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: No
Serving temperature: 12 - 13 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.2% vol.

Info about the grape variety

Cépage: Altesse
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.