Altesse Nature

A natural wine made with the Altesse grape, little cultivated in Switzerland. It is a fruity wine with delicate aromas of white fruits, lemon and honey. A noble and distinguished wine to be discovered by lovers of white wines.
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Producer: Henri Cruchon
Grape variety: Altesse
Origin: AOC La Côte, Vaud
Vintage: 2020
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Certification: Demeter
Harvest: Manual
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: No
Serving temperature: 12 - 13 ° C
Alcohol content: 14.5% 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.