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Peillot Roussette du Bugey – Montagnieu Altesse 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual grape that was VERY delicious and worth some extra effort to find.

Producer/Winery: Franck Peillot; Famille Peilot, Montagnieu, France.

Grape Variety: Altesse.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Roussette du Bugey; Savoie, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled chicken and pesto pizza.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color. Light aromas of melon, citrus and mineral. Ostentatious, dry, concentrated, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Explosive flavors of melon, lemon, tart tropical fruit, cocktail bitters and fresh baked bread, but with a strong underlying nutty taste from start to finish. Bracing bright acidity and a HUGH (in 120 point bold caps) powerful long bitter and peach tasting finish. Super paired with the basal pesto and grilled chicken, but equally good sipping with out food. An unusual grape that was VERY delicious and worth some extra effort to find. This was a very unimaginable wine.

Franck Peillot in his vineyard
Photo from Alex Finberg, Louis/Dressner Selections.

Comments: Franck Peillot does not have a website.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.Not applicable.