Where it’s from: Altesse (also called Roussette) is associated with the French Alpine region of Savoie. Mountains get in the way of vineyards, but the winemakers of the region manage to cultivate enough to satisfy the winter ski crowd and the summer hiking set.
Tasting notes: Altesse gains a honeyed complexity with age. When young it’s fresh, crisp, and mineral-packed. Typical flavors include almonds, herbs, and pineapple.
Try this if you like: Pinot Grigio
Pair it with: Raclette, potato-and-cheese tartiflette, and fondue are regional classics, but this wine can also be a match for shrimp, grilled fish, and salad.
Taste it on: DuVine’s Alps Journey Bike Tour.