- Vin de Savoie AOC
Vin de Savoie is an "
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée" (AOC) for white winein the Savoy wineregion of France, which is located in the foothills of the Alps. The region is divided roughly into three distinct parts: the glacially sculpted terrain along the South shore of Lake Geneva, the hilly country near the northern end of Lac de Bourget, and the area bordering the Massif de Bauges South of Chambéry. [Institut Geographique National "Vins de France - Carte Touristique" Editions Benoit, Paris]
The wines are mostly white, made from grape varieties
Chasselas, Jacquère, Altesse(also known as Roussette), Chardonnayand Roussanne grapes, although there are also some (relatively light) reds made from Mondeuse, Gamay Noirand occasionally Pinot Noir, and rosés made from Gamay, and some sparkling wines.
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