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

    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...

  • 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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  • 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

  • Boniface Apremont 2007


    We thought this was a little spicy, but "herbaceous" might be a better descriptor. Lots of body, nice smooth finish that lingers a while. Yummy. Read More

    Wine review by hrratb

  • Domaine Giachino Abymes Monfarina 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by drsint

  • HiI've been a wine drinker for a few years, but over the past year i've been ... from the UK but live in the Savoie region of france in the winters, and have found a few vins de savoie that I have really enjoyed (Apremont Cuvee Nicholas and Mondeuse Arbin are the two that spring to mind.)Am in the process of assembling a collection of french w... Read More

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  • Domaine Eugène Carrel Rosé Blend Vin de Savoie Jongieux 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by emgrodeck

  • Jean Perrier et Fils Vin de Savoie Mondeuse Vieilles Vignes 2006


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    Wine review by trixieone2

  • Dolin Rouge Chambery Vermouth NV


    This is what vermouth was meant to taste like! This is a sweet red. It's sweet but not cloying. It's full-bodied but does not possess your tongue, leaving behind just the right sense of joy on your palate. I had it paired with a novel Kaiseki-French shrimp delicacy but I was compelled to quit eating for a few moments to relish the standalone stu... Read More

    Wine review by Mudita

  • Dominique Crépy Nature de Chasselas 2006


    Pearly, light, vivid. Dominant hints of honey and apple. Not thoroughly filtered, small particles inside the bottle - as intended. Eco (no pesticides & herbicides used). No idea about the price - got it as a gift. Read More

    Wine review by shot2pieces

  • Jean-Paul Trocadero Tete de Cuvee Blanc de Blancs Brut NV


    Aromas of green apples and grass on the nose. There is some acidity to go with the apple flavors and give the wine just a little bit of an edge on the palate. Fine mousse. To me this wine seemed a little sweet for a brut. I could see this being a refreshing summer sparkling wine. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

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