Savoie Wine

Vin de Savoie is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) situation in 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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  • 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...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

  • Chasselas

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

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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Wines of the Tour de France

  • Patrick Bottex Vin du Bugey-Cerdon la Cueille NV


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Domaine Eugène Carrel Rosé Blend Vin de Savoie Jongieux 2009


    Enjoyed the crispness, minerality, and acidity with shrimp and grits; even better with this dish when add just a splash of riesling. Read More

    Wine review by justluvtosip

  • This is probably not the right way to enter this comment, but first of all this ... FranceRegion: Savoie Producer: Pierre Boniface Grape Variety:  Jacquère        Click any of the links to view moreBottle Price: $12.96   Case of 12: $139. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr 2009

  • Maison Angelot Gamay Vin du Bugey 2008


    Very drinkable. Nothing complex here. It's all for simple pleasures. Read More

    Wine review by dmruth

  • Maison Angelot Gamay Vin du Bugey 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by dmruth

  • Domaine Eugène Carrel Rosé Blend Vin de Savoie Jongieux 2009


    Thrilled to have found this wine and this region! A crisp, zesty white, with mineraly tones that belie the mountainous terroir. Good acidity, fun wine. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • André et Michel Quenard Vin de Savoie les Abymes 2009


    At the tasting I was told this was the jacquere grape (never tried before). Clean, elegant, light, and well-balanced. Mild nose of grass, mineral (stone or slate), citrus. In the mouth grassy, light, citrus (lemon) with slight creaminess and wood. Short finish of same. No acid kick. Mild glycerin in the body. Off dry. Body medium, acid medium m... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Louis Magnin Arbin Mondeuse Vieilles Vignes 2004


    Opened for lunch with duck.At the opening, the nose has no more timidity of youth. While not explosive, mondeuse connoisseurs are in familiar territory and are reassured about the pleasure to drink this glass. My memories at the domaine tasting of this bottle is pretty far but it seems to me that I had decided to buy it on the promise of pleasur... Read More

    Wine review by cyril

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