France’s Alpine Wines Well Positioned for Consumer and Trade Discovery
New York, NY (October 29, 2020) – After experiencing a fair share of challenges in 2020, a good looking harvest appears to be the silver lining for the wines of the Savoie region of France. Warm and dry conditions throughout the year saw an earlier than usual harvest, but quantity and quality look very high. These are wines that will refresh with characteristic acidity and minerality when young, and age well if held for enjoyment in the future.
In spite of the pandemic and the tariff situation, the region of Savoie has continued to export its wines to the United States and, in fact, turnover in 2020 has been better than 2019. The Comité
Planted to thin, limestone soils in the foothills of the Alps, Savoie wines have traditionally been enjoyed aprés ski, with the region’s famous cheeses. But fans of aromatic, textured white wines are increasingly drawn to Savoie. The predominant grape of the region is the white Jacquère, which is grown nowhere else in France. Other varieties include the white Altesse and the red Mondeuse. These present discovery options for consumers looking to transition from more well-known varieties.
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