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It's two vineyards in the East of the France coming out little by little anonymity with white wines that are constantly improving and surprise. If the vineyard of Savoie is gaining popularity for several years, especially thanks to its finest Mondeuse and his best bun-Bergeron, one of Bugey is still relatively confidential. Close geographically, but also by some of their land, these two vineyards are often brought back under one banner. We offer you to discover them.
At the foot of the French Alps, the vineyard of Savoie covers some 2 200 hectares distributed on the Savoie and Haute-Savoie and Ain and Isère. It consists of a multitude of Islands, concentrated mainly in Savoie. The vineyard extends as well to Thonon-les-Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva, up to the Isère and the region South of Chambéry. The vineyard of Savoie follows the Rhône, made a foray into Ain, passes through the Lake of le Bourget to join the Isere and Arc. There is also a few detours in Haute-Savoie to thrive in the Arve Valley.
The vineyard of Savoie produces mainly white wines. However, there are also red wines of Savoy, roses and sparkling wine. Five white grapes make the identity of the local wines: jacquère, dogfish (also called Highness), chasselas, gringet and bergeron (or roussanne). Lights in red, grapes the mondeuse, gamay, pinot noir, and Persian. Mondeuse, Malvasia and wheel are savoyards sought and appreciated.
This vineyard extends in a small area of Ain located in the middle of a triangle formed by the cities of Lyon, St. Petersburg and Chambéry: Bugey. As the vineyard of Savoie, he is also quite scattered. Its 900 hectares are grouped in clusters, around the three major areas of the region: Belley to the South, Cerdon in the North and Montagnieu'da in the Center.
The Bugey is located between the vineyards of the Jura and Savoie, a proximity that reflect some of these varieties: the Jura poulsard and Highness (Dogfish) Savoyard. Alongside them are grown Chardonnay, gamay, pinot noir and the mondeuse. Red wines and white wines make up most of the production, to add sparkling wine, whose sparkling it of Cerdon.
The vineyard of Savoie-Bugey has several appellations of controlled origin which may be Assistant a geographical name.
The Savoie AOC are mainly white wines:
The vineyards of Bugey is originally 3 AOC assorted 5 geographical names: