LOCAL CLASSIC – Mixed Savoie Wine Selection


3 Bottles

The Savoie is famous for mountains and some of the best skiing in the World, but not so much for its wine. We thought this a shame as the region is awash with small and large vineyards producing some often over-looked wines. And here we share a few with you.

The landscape and the rapid, often brutal, changing of the seasons means the wine has a distinct flavour, colour and strength almost unique to this mountainous part of France. The grapes which cling to the steep slopes of the Alps are Jacquére, Roussanne, Altese, Bergeron and our favourite, the Mondeuse.

Our selection here showcases the Jacquére grape in the white Apremont. The Mondeuse has an outing in the red and our Savoie rosé shows you what the little Bergeron grape can do.

Now all you have to do is decided what to eat with it. Perhaps we could suggest our Savoyard range? Tartiflette? Beef Mondeuse?

JF Marechal Apremont Blanc

Typical of the region’s style – dry, floral and mineral with zippy acidity to hold everything together. Great with local cuisine. A lively wine with superb minerality and a zesty citrus palate. Great flavour and acidity compliment the hearty foods of the mountains. A superb accompaniment with meats, tartiflette and raclette.

The Domaine Maréchal is located on the hills of Apremont, composed of a dozen hectares of hillside. The size of the operation has allowed Jean-François to master all sides of the business: the work of the vineyard, the wine-making and the marketing of the wines. The vinification is done in Jean-François’ own cellars, ensuring wines of consistent quality.

Maréchal Mondeuse Désir des Ducs

This is a well textured wine with cherry notes and a lot of spice. Think of a spicy Syrah with lots of layered fruity flavour. A superb accompaniment to the foods of the region. Try with Recette du Berthoud, charcuterie meats or use the wine for poaching pears for dessert.

The deep garnet colour and raspberry reflection will seduce you. The nose with fruit flavour (blackcurrant, blueberry) will give way to a slightly spicy mouth.

Quenard Savoie Rosé

A great dry, Savoie Rosé, well balanced with tropical notes on the nose. Medium-bodied with a fresh, zingy finish. Perfect on a sunny day with our tartiflette or in the comfort of your chalet, in front of a roaring fire on a bitterly cold February evening.