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Savoie and Bugey

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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine Meunier
    2017 - white - Vin de Pays des Balmes Dauphinoises
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - red - Vin-de-Savoie Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Chateau de la Mar
    2016 - white - Roussette-de-Savoie Marestel-Altesse
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2017 - white - Seyssel
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Vincent COURLET Frangy
    2016 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine Giachino
    2012 - white - Vin-de-Savoie
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine Renardat-Fache
    2018 - sparkling - Bugey Mousseux
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  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2017 - white - Seyssel
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine du Loup des Vignes
    2017 - red - Vin de Pays des Balmes Dauphinoises
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - rose - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine du Loup des Vignes
    2018 - red - Vin de Pays des Balmes Dauphinoises
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine Gilles Berlioz
    2017 - white - Vin-de-Savoie Chignin-Bergeron

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Region Savoie and Bugey

Savoie goes to a great deal of trouble with its vineyards, what with a very wet climate, around 1,000 days of frost a year, and stony soil that is difficult to cultivate. But by lavishing attention on their vines, they manage to produce beautiful Savoy wines – mostly red, white and sparkling. Numerous grape varieties are used, although Jacquère grapes alone account for half the region's vines. The region is renowned above all for its whites, popular worldwide as accompaniments to winter sports. With a few exceptions these are young wines, and they are delicious with cheese dishes such as raclette or fondue, or with other mountain delicacies appreciated by those in the know. See you on the pistes!

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Winemakers

Listed 600 winemakers

Production

160 million bottles per year (88.5% rosé, 8% red, 3.5% white)

Area

1 755 hectares de vignes

Soil and subsoil

Almost exclusively stony soil, a little limestone and schist

Grape variety

Reds and rosés : 4 red varieties: Mondeuse, Gamay, Pinot Noir and Persan. But the Savoy wines also continue to use some rare grape varieties, such as Mondeuse Blanche, Malvoisie or Molettte

Whites : Five white grape varieties are distinguished by their quality: Jacquère, Roussette (also known as Altesse), Chasselas, Gringet and Bergeron (the local Chignin name for Roussane)