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?