Domaine de Vens-Le-Haut

Micro-Cuvée d'Exception Seyssel Altesse

8.918 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Seyssel, Savoie, France
Altesse
Top Notes For
megan krigbaum

Senior Wine Editor Food & Wine Magazine

9.2

clarity and straightforwardness thanks to the chilly alpine air and rocky vineyards. perfumed, medium-bodied, crisp pear-scented altesse. (was told this was the las vintage from this vineyard, which has me bummed)

clarity and straightforwardness thanks to the chilly alpine air and rocky vineyards. perfumed, medium-bodied, crisp pear-scented altesse. (was told this was the las vintage from this vineyard, which has me bummed)

Sep 20th, 2016
Clarke Gasper

Aromatics and front palate similar to riesling but with a distinct phenolic bitterness on the finish that toppled the balance =/

Aromatics and front palate similar to riesling but with a distinct phenolic bitterness on the finish that toppled the balance =/

Jan 31st, 2018
Peter French

Perfectly balanced acidity

Perfectly balanced acidity

Dec 28th, 2017
Lisaverde@gmail.com

Clear and crisp, like drinking alpine air.

Clear and crisp, like drinking alpine air.

Jan 6th, 2017
Stephen Stone

This was a fun find the other night...at first we didn't think it really tasted like much of anything...but then, as it opened up, its flavor really developed. Floral notes and honey. Not sweet, not too acidic. Very drinkable. Low alcohol. Paired very nicely with pan roasted trout a la meunière and sautéed brussel sprouts.

This was a fun find the other night...at first we didn't think it really tasted like much of anything...but then, as it opened up, its flavor really developed. Floral notes and honey. Not sweet, not too acidic. Very drinkable. Low alcohol. Paired very nicely with pan roasted trout a la meunière and sautéed brussel sprouts.

Oct 20th, 2016
Chase Cole

Aromatic and bright. Nice lingering finish.

Aromatic and bright. Nice lingering finish.

Jun 4th, 2016
Erica Tener

Drank with Elissa. Rosenthal distribution.

Drank with Elissa. Rosenthal distribution.

Apr 27th, 2016
Paco Suro

So here is the deal. Gamay. Love it at this price point and juncture. A bit tight. Unripe pineapple. Bizzaro right. Or green papaya from our friend from the penal colony down under. Red sauce and oregano.

So here is the deal. Gamay. Love it at this price point and juncture. A bit tight. Unripe pineapple. Bizzaro right. Or green papaya from our friend from the penal colony down under. Red sauce and oregano.

Mar 19th, 2016
Scott Stewart

I don't have much of a gram of reference. Started off with stone fruits and then faded into crisp apple. Very Viognier like on the nose, initially.

I don't have much of a gram of reference. Started off with stone fruits and then faded into crisp apple. Very Viognier like on the nose, initially.

Sep 29th, 2015
Shawn Farmer

Wine is from Seyssel subregion

Wine is from Seyssel subregion

Jun 23rd, 2015