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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  • Chasselas

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

  • Viognier

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

  • 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...

  • Mondeuse

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

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  • There goes another paycheck. ******     "These are ... ... from the far-eastern Savoie region of France! - Arrives one week. 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah Mount Veeder  $47.95  WA90 2011 Lagier Meredith Mondeuse Mount Veeder  $41.95 Notes from the winery: 2011 Syrah: "This vintage is perhaps the most Northern Rhône-ish that we've ever produced. ... Read More

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  • Domaine Giachino Abymes Monfarina 2007


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    Wine review by Exploder

  • Varichon & Clerc Blanc de Blanc NV


    Great value for a bracing aperitif, this chardonnay-based sparkling wine makes ordinary days celebratory. Crisp, dry, and slightly fruity, I enjoy this wine with crackers and cheese. Read More

    Wine review by ladyjane9

  • So I'm a day late, sue me. Wednesday night a few of us got together in Napa ... than the French do in the Savoie. Much darker with more intensity. Carole said they drop fruit to promote flavors while the French let the vines over crop which is how they normally produce. The result here is a wine with more oomph. Hopefully I can try this again s... Read More

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  • Jean Perrier Mondeus


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    Wine review by Altboy97

  • Chateau d'Apremont Vin de Savoie Apremont 2010


    I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from a shop in Hampstead London ... commune in the Department of Savoie in South-east France in the foothills of the Alps which has given its name to this wine.The area was buried in limestone by a massive and catastrophic landslide in 1248 when part of Mount Granier collapsed and the vineyards are ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Louis Magnin Arbin la Rouge 2005


    Give it a few hours to open up.Bottle drunk over 2 days, so the wine was closed at the opening. It must be known to give it time to speak. It's fruity without the exuberance of Mondeuse Arbin Trosset's brothers. But it is a silky. Like to sleep in silk sheets? you'll love this wine in your mouth! No power, but which one asks for a hug.Tasting da... Read More

    Wine review by cyril

  • Louis Magnin Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron 2005


    Those who know and love the Honey Chestnut will enjoy it like me. The attack is frank, though a little soft. The mouth is the product of bees (honey, wax). The final land smoothly without heaviness.Maturity: Drink today. Wait longer would take the risk of ending up in the mouth with wine too soft. Read More

    Wine review by cyril

  • Domaine de l'Idylle Mondeuse Noir Vin de Savoie Arbin 2009


    The nose is smoky with dark character of plums and loganberries as well as some cracked pepper. The palate is more modest with dark berries and smoky pepper with considerable tartness across the palate and finish. Read More

    Wine review by luchavino

  • The Tour de France starts early this year (next weekend) so racers can do le ... then continue through Jura, Savoie, Rhone, Provence and Languadoc-Roussillon before finishing in Paris with some Champagne.  I may deviate from the route to make a visit to Bordeaux along the way.I will start a wine list later this weekend and post my tasting note... Read More

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