Savoie Wine

Vin de Savoie is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC)  created in 1973, although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red,rose,white and sparkling wines from a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border including four whole departments in the foothills of the Alps. The wines from this region are predonimantly white. Approved grapes include: Chardonnay, Roussane, Chasselas, Jacquère, and Altesse Verdesse. There is very little red production with grapes such as Gamay, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir. The reds produced here tend to be extremely fruity and light. It is also the former home of the Douce Noir grape, which was destroyed by Phylloxera but later reappared in California as Charbono and in Argentina as Bonarda.
 

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  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Mondeuse

    This characterful red grape grown in France’s alpine Savoie region is known as Refosco in hills of northern Italy. In...

  • Chasselas

    Chasselas maintains a very modest acreage in North America. It is most associated with Switzerland, where it is by fa...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • Gewürtztraminer

    History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean A...

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  • Vin de Savoie Mondeuse Adrien Vacher 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 5 euros on my last visit to Calais.The Savoie appellation was created in 1973,thogh there has been viticulture here for centuries, for red,rose white and sparkling wines from a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border including four whole departments.Most of the wines are white but there are... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Roussette de Savoie Adrien Vacher 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 5.85 euros the last time I was in Calais. Roussette de Savoie is an appellation created in 1973,although viticulture here goes back centuries.for white wines made of the altesse grape,known in this area as rousssette,from 53 communes in the western part of Savoy.My bottle comes from a family concern in this area ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Just saw this offer from Chambers Street. Have had earlier vintages of this ... the MagnumHistorically the Savoie is a region where wine production is small and the tourists are thirsty. Limited quantities, immediate local consumption, and conventional farming have made it challenging to put the handful of producers we enjoy into a wider conte... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Vin de Savoie Apremont le Cellier Savoyard 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £6.50.The Savoie appellation covers a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss and Italian borders in the foothills of the Alps and includes four whole departments producing mainly white wines but also some reds,roses and sparkling.The Apremont commune is one of 16 allowed ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vin de Savoie Gamay le Cellier Savoyard 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £6.50 from as local supermarket.The Savoie appellation covers a very large area south of Lake Geneva close to the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps and includes four whole departments producing mainly white wines but also some reds and sparkling wines. Some of the reds such as mine are made of the gamay g... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I mentioned several days ago how much of a fan of good Burgundy chards I am. ... ... parts of France like Savoie, I also tend most often to drink whites, so the pouilly fume were perfect the other night.I'd feel better about the prices for this domaine's bottles, though, if dad were still alive and kicking everyone to keep getting better as h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine de la Rosiere Jongieux Vin de Savoie 2015

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    If you like purity, the scent of snow and wild white fruit such as gooseberry, and a somewhat neutral flavour profile, then this white (made from Jacquère) Savoy is for you. Acidity is very good and much like a cool climate wine from Germany, Switzerland or Canada. Flavour is acidic white berries and finish is moderate to short, but clean and ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Fabien Trosset Savoie Mondeuse Cru Albin Cuvee Molatrer 2015

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    some purple hue, berries on nose, takes some time to open up to reveal juicy raspberry notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The Alto Adige is where I was talking about having had good pinot grigio ... ... ... In some ways similar to Savoie in France where you get all those alpine flowery notes and minerality and other points of interest in relatively unknown whites.Mike, you mentionZemmer,Castelfeder, andDonna Almafrom the Alto Adige. I've had the Zemmer and Caste... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is Pinot Grigio Underrated?


  • Growing up fishing from boats off the coast of Santa ... or back in France from Savoie or Isere. Not sure about a Jura chard, but worth a try. Certainly NZ SB's would kill the food. Perhaps South African chenins or SBs. Anyway, nothing loud and blowsy.Keep up the adventure log regarding fish acquisition! Nice of your friend to filet the meat fo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lingcod and Cooking Fresh Fish


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