Savoie, indigenous varieties thriving in a cool Alpine climate
The Savoie vineyard is made up of islets each very different from each other. From North to South: Crépy, Côte d'Arve, Combe de Savoie, Chambéry and Chautagne. Most of the vineyard rests on the granite massif of Mont-Blanc and is surrounded by the limestone Pre-Alps. The implantation of vines took place on rocks torn from the summits as well as on the alluvial debris which were formed during the last ice age. The vines are located at an altitude of 250 to 600 metres. The vineyard benefits from an Alpine continental climate and in parts Mediterranean climate (Chautagne).
Info from various sources including the very resourceful www.vindesavoie.fr
|Distribution||26% white, 74% red|
|Climate||Continental climate with alpine and Mediterranean influences|
|Mondeuse Noire||240 ha||10.9%|
|Pinot Noir||100 ha||4.5%|
Our selection of Savoie producers
In no particular order, we have selected for you the following wineries for the quality of their wines and/or their hospitality.
|DOMAINE PARTAGE (G. Berlioz)
||Ch. du Mollard de la Tour 60, Le Viviers, 73 800 Chignin (F)
|DOMAINE QUENARD P&A||Le Villard, 73 800 Chignin (F)
|DOMAINE DES ARDOISIERES||72 Impasse de la Pierre Marquée - Le Villard, 73250 Fréterive (F)