April 19, 2019 - Well, this was awesome.
April 14, 2018 - Golden-colored in the glass; there is an oxidative note on the nose that my wife didn't care for, but I don't mind it.
Dry on the palate, with a savory aspect that I often get with wines from Savoie and the Jura. The grape here is Altesse, one that I don't have much experience with, although I have had multiple vintages of this particular wine. Interesting and probably not a wine for everyone.
February 17, 2018 - Complex, layered flavor profile with a green apple core. Lives up to its reputation as one of the premier bottlings from the Savoie.
December 29, 2017 - drinking beautifully. has at least a couple more years in it.
September 6, 2017 - Herbal and very minerally. Has some similarities in taste to their Gringet.
August 11, 2017 - Spot-on Champagne without the bubbles. Wonderfully balanced. Terrific mineral length yet light and refreshing. Is anyone in North America making anything like this?
February 26, 2017 - Received this wine as part of a grab bag mixed case from Garagiste. Not familiar with the wine at all, so take this with a grain of salt. Lots of notes below reference freshness, and that the profile I was looking for when I opened it. If it was anything, fresh-tasting wasn't it. There was a reductive oxidation that was present the whole bottle. Hard to believe it's going OTH at this fairly young age, maybe just not my cup of tea.
September 16, 2016 - This is a delicious wine and a versatile wine for food pairing. Tonight, it was with Cacio e Pepe. Great acidity with minerality and light citrus notes. A wine with heft, yet light on its feet.
May 20, 2016 - Geek night with Alex and Tim et al. (The Presidio, SF): Clear, bright, pale straw in the glass.
Estery, young nose of iced pear, peach gummy candy, with slight development and also slight reduction.
Dry, light-bodied, with high malic acid and no phenolic bitterness.
Albariño? - no, there’s no bitterness, and the acid is high.
Chenin? - no, too fresh, no oxidation and no RS.
Riesling? - aromatics are wrong.
Semilllon? - aromatics are wrong, though the reduction and high acid would fit.
Muscadet - seems the closest. The wine is pretty neutral.
Final call: 2011 Muscadet.
Actual: 2013 Altesse. Interesting - a relatively neutral grape.
February 8, 2016 - Very impressed with this bottle. Medium yellow. Floral aromas. Initial honeyed fruit almost instantly gave way to zingy citrus. Crisp texture. Longish finish. Would please both the aperitif and the dinner crowds.