Famille Montessuit

Crocus Alpinus Terroir d'Ayze Vieilles Vignes White Blend

9.34 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Savoie, France
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

More refined and more mineral, more elegant nose, fermentation in 3-4 year old barrels, plan is to have length. 70-115 years old . All old barrels. Same parcel. Spectacular palate with length, complexity and purity, rounder and more opulent, with terrific complexity and length, salty and mineral finish. So pure. NO ML.

More refined and more mineral, more elegant nose, fermentation in 3-4 year old barrels, plan is to have length. 70-115 years old . All old barrels. Same parcel. Spectacular palate with length, complexity and purity, rounder and more opulent, with terrific complexity and length, salty and mineral finish. So pure. NO ML.

Feb 9th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Old old old vines here. 85-115. Nose is all alpine. Flowers, green apples, apple pie, mineral and the freshest mountain air one can believe. Freshly wet hay. Snow capped pine trees. Wonderfully pure. Palate is wow. Dense, tactile and juicy with just awesome density and depth. Old vine sap for days. Terrific purity and structure. So long. So grippy. Stunning. Finish is miles long. 1er Cru white burg level.

Old old old vines here. 85-115. Nose is all alpine. Flowers, green apples, apple pie, mineral and the freshest mountain air one can believe. Freshly wet hay. Snow capped pine trees. Wonderfully pure. Palate is wow. Dense, tactile and juicy with just awesome density and depth. Old vine sap for days. Terrific purity and structure. So long. So grippy. Stunning. Finish is miles long. 1er Cru white burg level.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

Floral nose. Opening gushes like a mountain stream, great acidity. More florals, mineral, spring water, slight medicinal note, fresh honey, mouth-coating finish. Lovely work.

Floral nose. Opening gushes like a mountain stream, great acidity. More florals, mineral, spring water, slight medicinal note, fresh honey, mouth-coating finish. Lovely work.

Apr 22nd, 2021
Stephen Digaetano

Can’t say it any better than @Lyle Fass on his reviews of this wine. Light, refreshing and minerality...

Can’t say it any better than @Lyle Fass on his reviews of this wine. Light, refreshing and minerality...

Mar 6th, 2021