This is a very interesting white wine made from the Altesse grape in Savoie (in the French Alps). It is somewhat like a Chardonnay and somewhat like a Pinot Grigio (think Alto Adige). It is very good. The nose has a nice minerality with strong pears and lesser floral notes. On the palate, there are nice minerals with some green apples but also some hints of honey. It does seem to have a touch of residual sugar but the acidity and minerality balance it well. This is heavier in weight for a weight and will go with a wide variety of foods. consumed over two days, it was better on Day 2,
This is a blend of four grapes in the French portion of the Alps; Jacquere, Chasselas, Chardonnay, and Altesses. Light green gold in color. The nose is all about the minerals. Not much fruit. Oily texture. Good acidity. Lean minerality on the palate. This win begs for food but nothing too heavy. It retails for $14. A nice lunch wine but more pleasing for those with European wine tastes.