Savoie and Bugey

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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... Read more

Twil's regional suggestions for Savoie et Bugey

  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine RAVIER Philippe
    2017 - white - Vin-de-Savoie Abymes
    4/5
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - white - Roussette-de-Savoie
    4.5/5
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Cellier De La Baraterie
    2015 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2015 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2017 - rose - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2017 - white - Seyssel
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Vignoble de la Pierre Bleue, Tormery
    No vintage - red - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine RAVIER Philippe
    2017 - white - Vin-de-Savoie Abymes
    4/5
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2016 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Aimé Bernard & Fils
    2016 - white - Seyssel
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Rouzan
    2014 - white - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Vignoble de la Pierre Bleue, Tormery
    No vintage - white - Vin-de-Savoie Chignin
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - white - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - rose - Vin-de-Savoie
  • Savoie et Bugey
    Domaine de Méjane
    2016 - red - Vin-de-Savoie
    5/5

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Region
Buy wines from Savoie and Bugey, France

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)