Top 100 wines of Savoie

Discover the top 100 best wines of Savoie as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Savoie and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Savoie

Savoie is a wine region in eastern France, in the mountainous areas just South of Lake Geneva and on the border with Switzerland">Switzerland. The location and geography of the region has very much defined its Character, which is fragmented, hilly and slightly Swiss. This is evident in the fresh, crisp white wines produced here, as well as in the labels of the region's wines. Many bear a white cross on a red background - the flag of Switzerland and Savoy.

About three quarters of the region's wines are white. This is mainly because most of the red Grapes would have difficulty maturing properly in the cooler Climate of Savoy. Jacquère is the most widely planted white grape, due to its high yield. Altesse, traditionally known here as Roussette, is used to produce some of the finest wines in Savoie, including its own appellations of Roussette de Savoie and Roussette de Bugey.

Discover the grape variety: Molette

Molette blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Savoie). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium-sized bunches and small grapes. The Molette blanc can be found cultivated in these vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Savoie

wines from the region of Savoie go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of roasted fillet of beef with parsley, capellini with prosciutto or barbecued salmon with spices.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Savoie

On the nose in the region of Savoie often reveals types of flavors of citrus, toasty or yellow apple and sometimes also flavors of red plum, lavender or black currant. In the mouth in the region of Savoie is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

News from the vineyard of Savoie

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

How’s the weather been this year? Awful. ‘La nature m’écoeure’, one of my wine-growing friends posted on Facebook on 8 April, having been out to look at the frost-crippled shoots on his vines that morning: ‘Nature disgusts me’. It takes a lot to make a wine-grower feel that. He wasn’t alone. Jeremiads echo around the northern hemisphere as 2021 closes. It’s been the year of all the miseries. None suffered more horribly than the growers of Germany’s Ahr valley, where floodwaters caused by the fou ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

How’s the weather been this year? Awful. ‘La nature m’écoeure’, one of my wine-growing friends posted on Facebook on 8 April, having been out to look at the frost-crippled shoots on his vines that morning: ‘Nature disgusts me’. It takes a lot to make a wine-grower feel that. He wasn’t alone. Jeremiads echo around the northern hemisphere as 2021 closes. It’s been the year of all the miseries. None suffered more horribly than the growers of Germany’s Ahr valley, where floodwaters caused by the fou ...

DO Penedès: new rules and aiming for Spanish wine’s top-tier

On 16 November 2021, the Denomination of Origin Penedès in Catalunya (DO Penedès) announced an extensive roadmap up to 2030, taking into account sustainability and establishing the region as a high-quality wine producer in Spain. Most immediately, all grapes for DO Penedès wines must be from fully-certified organic vineyards by 2025. While it’s an aggressive timeline, DO Penedès president Joan Huguet told Decanter, ‘Currently around 60% of the vineyards are already certified and our ...