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Jura and Savoie

Nestling below Burgundy and to the right of the Rhône valley lies the mountainous regions of Jura and Savoie, and some very magical wines.


This vineyard area is situated at altitude on the western slopes of the Jura mountains to the west of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. This region, which is steeped in history and character, proudly produces wines from its indigenous varieties such as Poulsard, Trousseau and Savagnin as well as putting its own spin on the noble varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The most intriguing wines, especially from local varieties such as Savagnin are often exposed to oxygen during aging.


With the backdrop of the Alps, Savoie has some of the most spectacularly sited vineyards in France. The local varieties of this region are a joyful adventure for the curious palate, offering a bone fide reason to visit without the salopettes. These Alpine vineyards are scattered far and wide, covering an area almost as large Bordeaux.  Varieties are a mix of local grapes such as Jacquère, Roussanne, Altesse (Roussette) Gringet and Mondeuse with the odd international travellers such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Gamay.