- 2004 Frank Peillot Roussette du Bugey Altesse de Montagnieu - France, Savoie, Roussette du Bugey (4/2/2006)
$22 at K & L Wines, 12%. 100% altesse, a grape used in Tokaji, though in Hungary it's known as furmint. I had been itching to try this ever since bringing home a bottle from the Real Wine Assault (Notes typed up, but I need to enter them into CellarTracker). Lovely nose of underripe strawberries (I know, wrong color scent for this already golden wine) that I also get from Cerdon du Bugey that contains no altesse. The "T" word at work? Also mineral and faintly resinous aromas. Faithful palate, superbly balanced, delicious with lingcod in lemon-caper sauce, and if I'm not mistaken, rounded by a half percent of residual sugar. Very Good.
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