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Savoie (France)

Savoie is a white wine from Savoie in the French Alps.

It is typically made from the grapes Jacquère (50%), Altesse, and Chasselas.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Pear
Pear

Peach
Peach
Herbs
Herbs
Flowers
Flowers
Mineral
Flint

Citrus, Pear, and White Peach are typical flavors for Savoie

Notes of by Herbs, Flowers, and Flinty Minerals.

Profile

Savoie wines are dry and acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Sandwitches
Sandwitches
Chips
Chips

Savoie pairs well with seafood and appetizers.

Savoie is also an excellent Aperitif.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent pairings:
Light Appetizers. Fried Crust.
Seafood. Clams. Mussels.
White Fish. Lake Fish. River Fish. Trout.
BBQ Eggplant. Hummus. BLT Sandwich. Caprese Salat.

Cheese:
Yellow Cheese. Soufflé. Cheese Fondue.
Raclette. Beaufort. Comté. Gruyère.

If You Like Savoie

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Savoie Wine Region

Savoie is a wine region in the French alps, south of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Altesse (aka Roussette) produces the finest white wines in Savoie, while Jacquère is the most planted grape. These are the appellations in Savoie:

  • Vin de Savoie AOP
    White, red, rosé, and sparkling wines (mostly white), made from grape varieties Jacquère (50%), Altesse, Chasselas, Verdesse, Chardonnay, and Roussanne.
  • Rousette de Savoie AOP
    White wines made from Altesse grapes.
  • Seysell AOP
    Dry white and sparkling wines.
  • Crémant de Savoie AOP
    Sparkling wines made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise.

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