Discover the amazing revival of Savoy wines

Long time shunned, Apremonts and Mondeuses know a remarkable renewal.
The wines of Savoie have long been confined to the accompaniment of fondue and raclette in ski resorts. Forget this vision of Savoy wines, times have changed!

Certainly, the Savoy vineyard is not exposed in the media as much as it can be in the high altitude sun. Most of the guides present it frequently in a brief chapter common with the wines of the Jura with which they have absolutely nothing in common.

The history of the wines of Savoy goes back to the Gallic people of Allobroges, strengthened by the Roman viticulture. The explosion of winter sports in the 1970s and the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville put the region in the spotlight. The volume had become necessity.

Since then, a lot of work has been done by professionals.
The Savoyard vineyard has all the assets to succeed in high quality wines.
The plots are often planted on sheltered and very well exposed slopes, or benefiting from the advantageous proximity of the lakes.

Here, the winemaker knows the history of the subsoil of each square of vines, naturally choosing partial vinifications. In spring, the grass is everywhere and the vines are grassed to force the vine to develop its root network, to go lower to avoid the competition of the grass which consumes the nitrogen. It lets live vegetable and mineral with the rhythm that impose harsh winters and hot summers.

Today, this wine with a very specific character sells more and more for export; foreign amateurs for the moment spared French clichés. From now on, many Michelin-starred restaurants do justice to the efforts of these conquering winemakers who are used to vertiginous hillsides. The region has 51 stars for 32 restaurants in the Michelin guide.
The interest of the general public is real. Fans are in search of fresh but typical wines.

The unique, unique Jacquère grape gives on these slopes a very dry and light white, with refreshing acidity and distinctive aromas of flint.
You must have tasted an Apremont to appreciate what can give this magnificent vine of vivacity and purity!

The Bergeron, lord of montages, name given locally to Roussanne, is a white grape that gives a powerful wine with complex aromas of apricot, mango, acacia flower, while keeping a beautiful freshness.

La Mondeuse, a descendant of the "vitis allobrogica" already celebrated by Pliny the Elder, has been experiencing a renaissance for 30 years under the impetus of a few visionary and fierce vine growers. A purple dress, an incomparable bouquet of violets, pepper, leather.

This vineyard revival is due in part to the cultivation of its autochthonous and ancient grape varieties: jacquere, altesse, Persian, wheel, gringet ...
Making wine here claims love and will. And the vines climb year by year higher on the slopes of quality and fame.