Adrien Berlioz - Zulmie Altesse 2019
A multidimensional wine, with intense notes of pear, quince, apricot and ginger up front. It’s powerful, rich and perfectly balanced with a long, mineral finish. One of our absolute favourite whites in the portfolio, allez Altesse!
Nerd Notes: A wine made from 15 year old vines, lieu dit “Les Brugnons” in the town of Chignin (Cru Savoie), on a terroir of clay and silt. The vineyard faces south, and is planted to a high density of 8000 vines per hectares. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in small boxes to ensure they arrive in optimal quality.
In the winery, the grapes are then directly pressed, and vinified by gravity before natural fermentation and winemaking techniques, including a very small amount of sulphur, are used to complete the wine.
The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks, with an annual production of just 4,000 bottles.