Turbulence, 2017| Savoie
Farming: Organic & biodynamic (practising)
Tasting Note: A sensational wine that combines just the right amount of reduction with exhilarating energy. There is an excitement and ferocity to Antoine's wines and this fizzing with personality, with notes of fresh walnut, alpine herbs - not dissimilar to vermouth, in a really good way! Ripe with buckets of texture. In its youth, Altesse is all about fresh almonds, bergamot, pineapple, peach and quince. With age, the wines develop aromas of honey, toast, nuts and white truffle.
Background: Grown on alluvial, calcareous soil, good for producing wines with lots of fresh acidity. Altesse produces an immensely characterful, age-worthy wine which which achieves compelling complexity after a few years in the bottle.
Serving: Pop this into the fridge for 15 minutes to freshen it up! Best served at 14-16°C