Rousette de Savoie Cru Frangy Domaine Lupin, mellow, fleshy, honeyed, Savoy white wine. Not a name that is going to resonate with many UK wine drinkers, but this is fine white from the hills of France. The cake sounding 'Frangy' part of this name refers to the village from whence it came, one of 16 villages in the Savoie given cru staus under the AOC. The environment and cold winter temperatures make more natural production the norm in these climes and at Domaine Lupin, they adopt a lutte raisonnee approach (minimal use of chemicals, hand harvested, low yields of around 49hl/ha). Rousette (otherwise known as Altesse) can make exceptional wine and at this very modest price, this glass is very enjoyable indeed. The flavours are reminiscent of pear, gingerbread, spice and honey with a touch of nougat and the mouthfeel is soft, mellow and off dry. This would be splendid with river fish such as pike or perch, or veal escalope, and is particularly good with the local Beaufort cheese!
|Wine Type||Dry White Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Terroir||Argillaceous limestone soils with glacial moraines and the exposure of the vines is south facing.|
|Maturation||The wine is fermented in all stainless steel tanks. 20% of the wine goes through malolactice fermentation and is blended back in with the rest in order to create great balance|
|Ageing Potential||Best drunk within 4-5 years of the vintage|