Domaine Vendange - Roussette de Savoie
Organic (no certification). This Altesse (aka Roussette) is from 20 year old vines, native fermented long and cool in stainless, with 1/3 going through malolactic fermentation. This then rested 10 months in a mix of older barrels and stainless.
The malo, time and wood, and on lees has afforded a noticeable expansiveness to this wine, with quince, anjou pear, Hawthorne filling out the frame, bedded with a slick of herbal lees, and streaked with ample stony salinity throughout. Lovely freshness to carry the vinification, and display the alpine grape.