Jacquin Château Bergin Roussette de Savoie Altesse 2009
South of France
In stock, 12+ available
88 points David Schildknecht (Wine Advocate): "[$18 list] While I could not locate a sample of its successor, the Jacquins’ 2009 Roussette de Savoie Altesse seems to have at least another couple of years in it, and demonstrates that even in a relatively low-acid vintage (and seemingly influenced in addition by the effects of malo-lactic conversion) there is more than enough sense of primary juiciness in a Jacquin Altesse, even if in this instance not really brightness or focus. Musk, hazelnut, orange zest, fresh fig, and quince present an attractive aromatic display that reminds me a bit -- as have none previously from this grape -- of Semillon as well as Chenin, a resemblance that even extends to the combination of oily richness with underlying firmness and faintly austere stoniness that emerges on the palate. The sheer persistence here is formidable, if rather bitterly marked by lime and orange rind. I would plan to drink this over the next 12-18 months. (Apr 2012)"
A delicious, thirst-quenching wine from Savoie, with more body than Jacquère or Chasselas, and more subtle aromas than Roussanne. Quince, flowers, apricot and a touch of honey rise from the medium-bodied palate, which finishes with just a hint of mountain tonic. A wonderful match for light to medium-bodied white fish, cold chicken salads, shrimp dim sum, and crab fritters.