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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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