Franck Peillot

Roussette du Bugey-Montagnieu Altesse

9.180 ratings
9.127 pro ratings
Montagnieu, Bugey, Savoie, France
Altesse
Top Notes For
Kim Colonna

Owner/Sommelier/Importer Petits Creux & Grands Crus

8.9

Too young, but great wine. Fresh, crisp, Nice fruit with acidity. Will need to age a bit.

Too young, but great wine. Fresh, crisp, Nice fruit with acidity. Will need to age a bit.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Tom Elliot

Founder Northwest Wines

8.9

2013 vintage. Very dry, understated, med-body, sensible with the Central Kitchen menu.

2013 vintage. Very dry, understated, med-body, sensible with the Central Kitchen menu.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2015
Emily Kresie-Harrington

Mineral-driven. If there was a poprocks of limestone and green apple, this would be it. Green apple, pear, lemon peel, wet limestone, paired well with the local tomato gazpacho and the cheese plate.

Mineral-driven. If there was a poprocks of limestone and green apple, this would be it. Green apple, pear, lemon peel, wet limestone, paired well with the local tomato gazpacho and the cheese plate.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015
Jo Florradikal

great minerality, stone fruits, apricots, lemon zest, great acidity, nice body, refreshing, summer wine #altesse

great minerality, stone fruits, apricots, lemon zest, great acidity, nice body, refreshing, summer wine #altesse

Apr 6th, 2017
Corey Zamora, CSW

Wow. Just an absolute explosion of apple and pineapple and very bright acid. Beautiful expressive altesse!

Wow. Just an absolute explosion of apple and pineapple and very bright acid. Beautiful expressive altesse!

Jan 25th, 2016
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

Rich and ripe nose, with apricot, sweet pear, and herbal notes. Quite fresh palate, with grapefruit, melon, and a good creamy texture. Unusual and quite tasty. 2013

Rich and ripe nose, with apricot, sweet pear, and herbal notes. Quite fresh palate, with grapefruit, melon, and a good creamy texture. Unusual and quite tasty. 2013

Jun 2nd, 2015
Ben Leger

Very nice unctuous texture. Rich but zippy. #altesse #bugey

Very nice unctuous texture. Rich but zippy. #altesse #bugey

Mar 19th, 2015
Mike Evans

1999 Cuvée Buster - Drinking better than I expected, some nuttiness from the age, but clean fruit and crisp minerality.

1999 Cuvée Buster - Drinking better than I expected, some nuttiness from the age, but clean fruit and crisp minerality.

Dec 30th, 2014
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

9.7

so very good

so very good

Mar 19th, 2014
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.7

Outstanding. Lime and minerals and great length and nuance. Really interesting stuff and a great match w seafood courses...

Outstanding. Lime and minerals and great length and nuance. Really interesting stuff and a great match w seafood courses...

Jan 2nd, 2014