A sunny day on the slopes, a cutty wood chalet nested on a mountain, a fireside cheesy diner with a refreshing glass of Arbois or Roussette, no doubt you are in the French mountains. Located in eastern France, the Savoie-Jura region is more popular for its ski resorts than its vineyards.
However, the kingdom of white wines with about 70% of the production has a strong and unique identity, characterised by unusual names wines - such as Vin de Paille or Mondeuse – produced from grape varietals that are found nowhere else. The rare red wines – obtained from Mondeuse and Gamay in Savoie and Poulsart and Pinot noir in Jura - are surprising.
More than a mere accompaniment to fondues, raclettes and tartiflette, the Savoie-Jura wines are some wonderful wines to taste at all times.