The Mountainous Region On The Western Edge

The AOC Vin de Savoie is the dominant appellation and covers all the vineyards of the Savoie wine region, Eastern France. Recognized since 1973, it covers 18 square kilometers and 28 communes in Savoie, 20 in Haute-Savoie, 2 in Ain, and 1 in Isère. It refers to the complete production of wines of the three colors, vinified in France. Quiet, beading, and sparkling. In this region crisscrossed by mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers, the continental climate undergoes many influences (oceanic in the north and Mediterranean in the south) and knows changing times.

Terroir That Invokes Freshness and Alpine Characteristics

The vineyards are mainly planted on hillsides, mostly on ancient glacial moraines. But concerning the dispersion and the diversity of the vineyards, the soils are very variable. And the quality of the sunshine exposure, very influential in the quality of the grapes and the types of wines produced. A local mention can thus be added to the AOC Vin de Savoie, identifying 15 wines, their terroirs and the grape varieties they favor: Abymes, Apremont, Arbin, Ayze, Chautagne, Chignin, Chignin-Bergeron or Bergeron, Cruet, Jongieux, Marignan, Marin, Montmelian, Ripaille, Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte, and Saint-Jeoire-Prieuré. It should be noted that the Crus Charpignat and Sainte-Marie-d’Alloix were removed, the urbanization was the right of most producers.

Fascinating Wines Of the Region

With more than 70% of white wines in wine production in this appellation, white grape varieties predominate with mainly jacquère, Roussanne (locally “shepherd”), rousette (or “altesse”), Chasselas, and gringet, while red and rosé wines are produced from Gamay, mondeuse, pinot noir and Persian, a local grape that almost disappeared.

 


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A part of the important features of Vin de Savoie appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Soft.
  • Wine color: Red (intense purple color).
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 3 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Vin de Savoie appellation for rose wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Fruity, slightly spicy.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 11° C

 

A part of the important features of Vin de Savoie appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

 

A part of the important features of Vin de Savoie appellation for white (sparkling) wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: White (sparkling).
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 18 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Vin de Savoie
Grapes: Gamay, mondeuse, pinot noir and persian, Jacquère, rousette (or "altesse"), chasselas and gringet, Chasselas, Jacquère, Altesse (also known as Roussette), Verdesse, Chardonnay and Roussanne.
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine

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