The wine-growing region in Savoie is spread out into four departments of Rhône-Alpes region : Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère and Ain.
The climate is harsh in winter but warm and sunny in summer (continental with southern influence) ; the ground is of glacial origin with marls and limestone screes. The whole wine-growing area is 4570 acres.
There are also rosé wines in Savoie, which arise from the Gamay grape variety and sometimes from the Mondeuse or the Pinot Noir.
Vin de Savoie's appellations are : Seyssel, Savoie's Roussette (there are 5 crus), Crépy and PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)Vin de Savoie.
The vinification (or wine-making process) is standard with the temperature being monitored. White wines are dry, fresh, light and lively and represent 80% of the production.
White and rosé wines age maximum two years whereas the red ones can be stored for two to four years.
Bugey wines are situated in the department of Ain and they cover 67 towns and villages. The wine-growing area is 1230 acres. The whole range of wines is produced there : red, rosé and white wines but also rosé and white sparkling wines, with the same grape varieties as in Savoie and Jura.
Sparkling wines are developed with traditional or ancestral methods. Bugey's wines are similar to Savoie's wines in taste, although they differ in intensity which is not as strong in some designations, such as Manicle, due to a greater amount of sunshine.
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