Rousette or Altesse is grown in the Haut-Savoie, tucked away in this Alpine corner of France close to both the Swiss and Italian borders. The grape is unique to this region and is prized among local vigneron.
We seldom see Savoie wines in the UK, and this is a shame as they are delicious. Theres lots of zesty citrus fruit, notes of pear and alpine flowers with refreshing minerality and a rich oily texture giving the wine a unique mouthfeel.
The vineyards are located in a unique Alpine position on south-facing slopes. The altitude ensures the wines retain freshness, and the southerly exposure ensures the grapes can achieve full ripeness. The Limestone soils provide elegance and minerality.
Great service and excellent wines
Excellent service and excellent wines. I wanted a selection of six wines and asked Peckham Cellars to make the choice for me based on a price range. The wines were all superb and unique in that they were from small suppliers that I personally would have no knowledge of. If you want something different at your next dinner / party then I can't recommend these guys enough.
Super-speedy delivery! My wines arrived safe and sound in fully recyclable packaging. A real bonus. Website has such a great selection it was hard to choose.
I placed my order online from…Melbourne
I placed my order online from Melbourne Australia and the delivery of my birthday gift to a friend in London happened smoothly, quickly and well presented. Big thanks to the team at Peckham Cellars
Nice wine. Easy and efficient
Great for sending to friends as gifts/congratulations. You can include a message with the wine, so ideal really. Fun range of interesting wines.