🇫🇷FRANCEJura/ Savoie/ Bugey



🇫🇷FRANCEJura


JURA IS  AOC.- 6   @Arbois

  • BLANC= Chardonnay AKA=Melon d’Arbois 42%, Savagnin AKA=Nature/ Traminer 23%, Jacquere
  • ROUGE= Poulsard 14%, Pinot Noir 14%, Trousseau 8%

GEOGRAPHY France(East), REGION-Jura, Base of Swiss Alps, LATITUDE: 46.7° N

  • BETWEEN- Burgundy(65km.) & Switzerland Border(50km.)
  • VILLAGES– Arbois, Beaufort, Conliege, Cousance, Lons-le Saunier, Mouchard, Poligny, Saint-Amour, Salins-les-Bains, Sellieres, Villers-Farlay, Voiteur

TOPOGRAPHYFEATURES- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Jura Mountians, +Alt. 250mt.-450mt.,  SEPARATES: Switzerland & France
    • On~Cuisance/ Furieuse/ Orain/ Valliere/ Seille/ Bordes~Rivers~
  • BETWEEN: Bresse Plains & Jura Mountains, Sereies of Small Hills Between the Saone River and Jura Plateau.
  • Reculees– Western Exposed Cliffs(Salins-les-Bains/ Arbois/ Poligny/ Revigny, Baurne-les-Messieurs.

TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS ~Jurassic Period~ Names After the Period In the History of Earth, (199 Million Yeras Ago to 145 Million Years Ago), the Limestone Jurassic Rock Beds Are Pushed Up and Prevalent In This Area.

  • Continual Thrusting of the Jura Onto the Bresse Basin.
  • Alpine Orogeny– It Used to Be That Burgundy Was Continuous With the Jura Region But During the Alpine Orogeny They Got Separated. (An Area or a Block In-Between Them Dropped and Separated Them.)
  • 70 km. East of Burgundy (Both Regions Used to Be One But Tectonic Activity Have Split the Two Apart During the Jurassic to the Oligocene Periods.

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay(Blue), Marl(WhiteBlack, Blue, Grey)

  • Bajocian Limestone/ Fossils/ Shale From the Jurassic Period, Pentacrines(Marine Fossils)
  • Bajocian Limestone On Clay, Marl From Lias/ Jurassic Period On Clay, Marl From Trias/ Triassic Period. These Layes of Earth Were All Trusted Up and Torn Apart Over Time Creating a Series of Steps and Plateaus.

CLIMATE Continental, With Alpine Influences

  • Summer– Warm   |   Winter– Cold, Wet, *RAIN/ 1200mm. (Average)

VITICULTURE 2,100 ha. Planted

  • 26% Sparkling, 24% Red, 45% White, .3% of French Production
  • *Generally– Whites Are Aged In Foudres(Large Oak Casts), Futs(Small Oak Barrels) Minimal Oak Influence(Producers Buy Barrels “2nd” From Burgundy Producers), Wines Usually Bottled Within One Year.
  • CHALLENGES – Spring/ Fall Frost, Summer Hail, Fungal Diseases/ Powdery Mildew, Esca Disease.

VINICULTURE

  • Marc di Jura– Brandy/ Distilled Must Used For Fortification
  • Vin Juane– Flor
  • Fleurs- Modern Style, Barrels Are Topped Up, Oxygen is Prevented.
  • Vin De Voile- Barrels Not Topped

HISTORY 800 Year Wine Culture, Wine Making Since 1200’s

  • Allobroges– Gallic Tribe of Ancient Gaul. Located Between the Rhone River and Lake Geneva. The Allobroges Had Influence On Wine Culture and Trade.

CULTURE

  • PIONEERS– ~Pierre Overnoy~ “France”, Leader In Jura Modern Natural Wine Movement.
    • ~Pierre-Maire-Alexis Millardet~ “Jura”, Discovered How to Graft French Vinifera Vines Onto American Rootstock.
  • GASTRONOMY… Bresse Chicken AOC., Smoked Meats, Absinthe   |
    • CHEESE Comte(Cow/ Hard),   Bleu de Gex Haut-Jura(Cow/ Blue)


COTES Du JURA AOC.      @Arbois

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Jacquere, Savagnin
  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, DEPARTMENT-Jura, “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE– 1,480 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method-Traditional,  VIN JAUNE/ Flor
    • -Estate/ Producers– Arlay, Baudm, Blanches(Nat.Pro.), Closset, Jean-Francois Ganevat, Joly, Lulu, Marnes, Pignier, La Pinte, Ronces, Rijckaert, Stephane Tissot, Terres Blanches, La Touraize
    • Vineyards– Les Bruyeres, En Chalasse, Champs Rouges, Les Varron

VIN JAUNE

  • VITICULTURE- METHOD/ Late Harvest,  No Botrytis,  Normal Fermentation
  • VINICULTURE
    • +AGED/ 6 yr., Neutral Oak Cast, Oxidized/ With Out Topping Off, +Abv. 13.5%-15%
    • Under Voile/ Flor Induced by Air Pocket From Evaporation
      • **Refer to “POST FERMENTATION/ Flor” For Detailed Information
    • QUALITY– Technician From the Official Jura Wine Laboratory Visits Vin Jaune Producers Twice a Year to Test All Barrels of Savagnin Destined to Become Vin Jaune. Level of Acetic Acid Need Not to Be Too High, and Ethanal Level Need to Be Rising the First Few Years.
    • No Racking or Any Other Handling Takes Place During the 6 Years of Aging
    • Estate/ Producers– 20 Independent Produces, Berhet-Bondet, Henri Maire, Macle, Marnes Blanches, Philippe Butin
  • CULUTURE
    • SERVING– Cool, Not Chilled.  Open Bottle Will Keep For Months
    • PAIRING…Poulet de Bresse, Walnuts   |   CHEESE…Comte
    • BOTTLE SHAPES ~Clavelin~ “Jura”, Short/ Squat Fat Bottle (62cl.). The Amount of Wine Left of a Liter of Wine After Aging In Cask For Six Years and Three Month
      • **Commissioned by Producers In Chateau-Chalon From La Vielle Loye Glassworks In 1700’s
      • ~Etymology~ Gets Name From Abbot of Clavelin Who Ordered 50 Bottles With His Own Emblem From the La Vielle Loye Glassworks In1914
      • **One of the Few Non-Standard Bottles Sizes Allowed by EU. Wine Law

ARBOIS AOC.      @Arbois

  • BLANC= Savagnin, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, PoulsardAKA=Ploussard, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(North), DEPARTMENT-Jura
    • COMMUNES- (13)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Cuisance~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”,  “Sedimentary, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 2,100 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method-Traditional,  VIN JAUNEFlor
    • Estate/ Producers– Andre et Mireille Tissot, Bottes Rouges, Daniel Dugouis,  Henri-Maire, Jean-Louis Tissot, Jean Rijackaert, Ligier(10ha),  Paquesnesses, Pelican, Philoppe Butin
    • Vineyards– La Vasee(2ha.)
  • ARBOIS PUPILLIN AOC.      @Arbois
    • BLANC= Chardonnay, Savagnin
    • ROUGE= Poulsard AKA=Ploussard, (No Pinot Noir)
    • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(North), In Arbois(South)
      • DEPARTMENT-Jura, COMMUNE-Pupillin
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.350mt.
    • VITICULTURE–   ? ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers– D’Arlay, Bornard, Bruyere & Houillon, Desire Petit, Pierre Overnoy/ Emmanuel Houillon(Nat.Pro.)
    • VINICULTUREVIN DE PAILLE/ Straw Wine
      • Grapes Dried, In Small Boxes In Ventilated Attics or On Straw Mats.
      • Grapes Press and Fermented After 6 Weeks, +AGED/ Min. 18mo. In Oak, +14% Abv.

CHATEAU-CHALON AOC.     @Chateau-Chalon

  • BLANC= Savagnin
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(Central), DEPARTMENT-Jura
  • VITICULTURE– 95 ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– VIN JAUNEFlor
    • -Estate/ Producers-

L’ETOILE AOC.     @L’Etoile

  • BLANC= Chardonnay+80% +Savaginin
  • ROUGE= Poulsard
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(South), DEPARTMENT-Jura
    • COMMUNES– L’Etoile, Plainoiseau, Quintigny, Saint-Didier
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Clay-Limestone, Pentacrines(Marine Fossils)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Etymology– “Etoile”…Refers to Star Shaped Fossil Found In Soil
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING...Method/ Traditional
    • VIN JAUNE**Refer to Chateau-Chalon For Detailed Information
    • Estate/ Producers– Montbourgeau

MACVIN Du JURA AOC.     @Jura

  • BLANC= Savagnin, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(Greater)
    • DEPARTMENT-Jura
  • VITICULTURE– Late Harvest (Juice, Must Boiled/ Reduced In Half)
  • VINICULTUREVin De Liqueur-(Fortified Before Fermentation With 1/3 Marc(Distilled Pomice Eau de Vie)
    • 1 Liter of Marc di Jura Added to Every 2 Liters of Grape Must
      • +AGED/ +1yr., Without Prior Fermentation, +Abv./16%-22%
      • *STYLES/ White,  Rose,  Red
    • Estate/ Producers– Jean Bourdy, Labet

CREMANT Du JURA AOC.      @Jura

  • BLANC= Chardonnay(+50%), Pinot Gris, Savaginin
  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Jura, In Cote du Jura AOC.(Greater)
    • DEPARTMENT-Jura
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Annie et Philippe Bornard, Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Jean Francois Ganevat, Jean-Luc Mouillard, Ligier, Marcel Cabelier, Montbourgeau, Pignier, Rolet Pere & Fils
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method-Traditional
    • Hand Harvest, +AGED/ 1 Year(+9 Month Sur Lee)

The Rhone River Valley

GEOGRAPHY– The Rhone River Valley Starts as Glaciers In Its “Head-Waters” of the Upper Rhone Valley In Valais/ Switzerland and Flows Through Savoy, Lake Geneva, Chablis, Rhone Valley and Provence Before Entering the Mediterranean Sea.



🇫🇷FRANCESavoie

SOVOIE IS  AOC.-        @Besancon

  • BLANC= Aligote, Altesse AKA=Roussette, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Gringet, Jacquere, Joubertin, Marsanne, Mondeuse Blanche, Roussanne, Verdesse
  • ROUGE= Mondeuse 12%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey, Joubertin AKA=Jaubertin, Merlot, Moren, Onchette, Persan, Pinot Noir, Serenelle, Sereneze, Servannin

GEOGRAPHY France(Eastern), REGION-Sovoie

  • Part of Rhone-Alps, Bordering Italy, LATITUDE: 45.6° N
  • DEPARTMENTS– Ain, Crepy, Haute-Savoie, Isere

TOPOGRAPHY “Flat/ Rollling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, On~Lake~Bourget~

  • On~Lac~Leman~(Lake Geneva)
  • On~Rhone~River~(East), In Valley(Combe de Savoie)

SOILSMetamorphic”, Sedimentary, Alluvial…Sand, Gravel0, Scree, Clay

  • Sedimentary, Alluvial Soils, River Terraces, Limestone Sub-Soils

CLIMATE Continental With Mediterranean &Alpine Influences

VITICULTURE 1,744 ha. Planted,   (White 70%/ Red 30%)

  • CHALLENGES– Hail, Humidity

VINICULTURE Blanc,  Rose,  Rouge,  Sparkling

  • Appellation For Wine Produced In “SAVOIE” Non-Conforming to AOC.
  • -Estate/ Producers- Dominique Lucus

HISTORY Originally Part of First Roman Province North of Alps

  • 1792  @Savoie– Ruled by Duchy of Savoie, Which Was Annexed by France
  • 1815  @Savoie– Annexed by Piemonte
  • 1860 @Savoie– Annexed Back to France

CULTURE

  • GASTRONOMY Bilberry Tart, Cabbage
    • CHEESE ~Abondance(Cow/ Hard)~ , ~Raclette(Cow/ Semi-Soft)~


**Sovoie Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com

VIN DE SAVOIE/ SAVOIE AOC.       @Geneve

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Altesse, Chardonnay,Chasselas
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), “Non-Contiguous”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling, Hilly”, On~Lake~Geneva~(South-West/ South)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Alluvial…Sand, Gravel0
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Dupasquier

Leman & Arve

MARIN AOC.     @Thonon-Les Bains

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Altesse, Chardonnay, Chasselas
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), North-East of Geneva-City(20km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Lake~Geneva~(South)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Alluvial…Sand, Gravel
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

RIPAILLE AOC.     @Ripaille

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Mondeuse Blanche
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), In Marin(West)
    • North-East of Geneva-City(20km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Lake~Geneva~(South), On~Dranse~River~
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

MARIGNAN AOC.     @Marignan

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Mondeuse Blanche
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), North-East of Geneva-City(15km.)
    • BORDERS: Crepy AOC.(West), COMMUNE– Sciez
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Boissy Hills, On~Lake~Geneva~(South)
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Tour de Marignan
  • CULUTRE– “Monks & Monasteries”  ~Abbey de Filly~

CREPY AOC.     @Crepy

  • BLANC= Altesse, Chasselas, Chardonnay, Gringet
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), North-East of Geneva-City(10km.)
    • BORDERS: Marignan AOC.(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Boissy Hills, On~Lake~Geneva~(South)
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Glacial Moraine, Calcareous
  • CLIMATE= Continental,  INFLUENCED: Lac Leman
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– “No-Sparkling”
    • Estate/ Producers– Domaine de la Grande Cave

AYZE AOC.     @Bonneville

  • BLANC= Altesse AKA=Roussette, Gringet
  • ROUGE= Mondeuse
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(North), South-East of Geneva-City
    • South of Lake Geneva(   km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Le Mole Mountain,+Alt.300mt. – 550mt.
    • On~Arve~River~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Eboulis Calcaires(Limestone Scree), +Glacier Deposits, Clay
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Belluard(10ha.)
    • Vineyards- Le Feu

CREMANT De SAVOIE AYSE AOC.     @Bonneville

  • BLANC= Altesse, Gringet, Mondeuse Blanche
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditional, +AGED/ 2yr. On Lees
    • Estate/ Producers– Belluard

Rhone & Bourget

ROUSSETTE DE SAVOIE AOC.     @Savoie

  • BIANCO= Altesse AKA=Roussette
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie, DEPARTMENTS– Savoie, Haute-Savoie
    • COMMUNES– 53, “Multi-Appellation”
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

FRANGY CRU      @Frangy

  • BLANC= Altesse, Chasselas
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central), BORDERS: Seyssel AOC.(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Valley”, On~Usses~River~
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

SEYSSEL CRU (Un-Official)     @Seyssel

  • BLANC= Altesse, Chasselas  |   ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central), South of Geneva-City(30 km.)
    • BORDERS: Frangy AOC.(North-East), Chautagne AOC.(South)
    • DEPARTMENTS-Ain, (Laps)Haute-Savoie
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hills”, On~Rhone~River~
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha.  Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Maison Mollex, Vens-le-Haut, Varichon & Clerc

CREMANT De SEYSSEL CRU (Un-Official)     @Seyssel

  • BLANC= Altesse, Chasselas, Molette
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central)
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers– Varichon & Clerc Royal

CHAUTAGNE CRU (Un-Official)  @Serrieres Chautagne

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Jacquere
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Mondeuse, Persan, Pinot Noir,
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central)
    • COMMUNE– Chautagne, Motz, Ruffieux
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Haut Foug
    • On~Lake~Bourget~(North), On~Rhone~River~(East)
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary”, Limestone Scree/ Molasse
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Cave de Chautagne, Jacques Maillet

MARESTEL CRU  @Marestel

  • BLANC= Altesse AKA=Rousette, Chasselas
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central), BORDERS: Jongieux AOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Mont du Chat, On~Lake~Bourget~(East)
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Dupasquier

JONGIEUX CRU  (Un-Official)     @Jongieux

  • BLANC= Jacquere
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Mondeuse, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central)
    • BORDERS: Marestel AOC.(North), Monthoux AOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, +Alt.500mt., SLOPES/ Mont du Chat
    • On~Lake~Bourget~(East), On~Rhone~River~
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Eugene Carrel & Fils, La Cave du Prieure, Rosiere

MONTHOUX CRU  @Monthoux

  • BLANC= Altesse, Chasselas
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Central), BORDERS: Jongieux AOC.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Lake~Bourget~(East)
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

Clus de Chambery & Combe de Savoie

APREMONT CRU  (Un-Official)   @Apremont

  • BLANC= Jacquere 35%, Aligote, Altesse, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South), South of Chambery-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Mont Granier
  • CLIMATEContinental
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Vineyards Planted On Limestone/ Marl Landslide From Mont Granier
    • Estate/ Producers– Bernard & Christophe Richel(7.5ha.), Jean-Claude Masson, Les Rocailles, Marc Portaz, Romain Chamiot
  • CULTURE– ~Etymology~ Apremont Meaning “Bitter Mountain”, Referring to the Landslide

ABYMES CRU (Un-Official)      @Abymes

  • BLANC= Altesse, Aligote, Chardonnay, Jacquere
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Bauges Mountians
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE– Vineyards Planted On Limestone/ Marl Landslide From Mont Granier
    • Estate/ Producers– Adrien Vacher, Andre & Michel Quenard, Jean Perrier, Labbe

MONTERMINOD CRU     @Monterminod

  • BLANC= Jacquere   |   ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South), BORDERS: St.-Jeoire-Prieure(South)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

ST-JEOIRE-PRIEURE CRU  (Un-Official)      @St.-Jeoire-Prieure

  • BLANC=   |   ROUGE=
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: Monterminod(North), Chignin(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

CHIGNIN CRU  (Un-Official)      @Chignin

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Jacquere, Roussanne
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Mondeuse, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: St.-Jeoire-Prieure(North), Chignin-Bergeron(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Bauges Mountains
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Andre & Michel Quenard, Charles Gonnet, Gilles Berlioz

CHIGNIN-BERGERON CRU  (Un-Official)      @Bergeron

  • BLANC= Jacquere, Roussanne
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Mondeuse, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: Chignin(North), Montmelian(South-East)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Adrien Berlioz, Gilles Berlioz, Louis Magnin

MONTMELIAN CRU  (Un-Official)      @Montmelian

  • BLANC= Aligote, Altesse, Chardonnay, Jacquere   |   ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: Chignin-Bergeron(West), Arbin(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Roche du Guet
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Jean Vullien

ARBIN CRU  (Un-Official)      @Arbin

  • BLANC= Jacquere   |   ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: Montmelian(West), Cruet(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Bauges Mountians
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

CRUET CRU (Un-Official)      @Cruet

  • BLANC= Aligote, Altesse, Chardonnay, Jacquere
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South)
    • BORDERS: Arbin(West), St-Jean-Le Porte(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Mont Charvet, On~Isere~River~
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Domaine de L’Idylle

ST-JEAN-Le PORTE CRU (Un-Official)      @St.-Jean-Le Porte

  • BLANC=   |   ROUGE=
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(South), BORDERS: Cruiet(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, On~Isere~River~
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

CREMANT De SAVOIE AOC.     @Savoie

  • BLANC= Jacquere(+40%), Aligoté, Altesse, Chasselas, Chardonnay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie(Greater)
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditional
    • Estate/ Producers

CHAMBERUY AOC.      @Chamberuy

  • BLANC= Colombard, Ugni Blanc   |   ROUGE=
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Savoie
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTUREVERMOUTH…Aromatized, Fortified
    • -Estate/ Producer- Dolin
  • **Refer to “WINE STYLES/ Aromatized” For Detailed Information

CHARTREUSE     @Grenoble, France

  • GEOGRAPHY- France, Chartreuse Mountains, COMMUNE-Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
  • VINICULTURE– 130 Botanicals Macerated In Brandy For 8 Hours
    • Chartreuse is AKA=”Elixir of Long Life”,  and is Still Produced Only by the Chartreuse Monks Following the Ancient Recipe, and is Called “Elixir Vegetal de la Grande-Chartreuse”. 
      • Green– More Bittern Than Yellow, Higher In ABV., 55% ABV./ 110 Proof
      • Yellow– Sweeter Than Green,  Lower In ABV., 40% ABV./ 80 Proof
      • V.E.P– Viellissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge/ Exceptionally Prolong Aging In Oak Casts
      • Elixir Vegetal de a Grande-Chartreuse– 69% ABV./ 142 Proof
    • -Estate/ Producer- Dolin
  • HISTORYMonks & Monasteries ~Carthusian Order of Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse~
    • 1764 @Chartreuse, France– Original Recipe Was Concocted and Production Started.
    • 1903 @Tarragona, Spain– French Government Nationalized the Chartreuse Distillery, the Monks Were Expelled and Went to Tarragona Spain.
  • CULTURE PIONEERS~ ~Saint Bruno~  Monk Who Originally Started Chartreuse
    • ~International Chartreuse Day~ (May 16th.)
  • COCKTAIL USE-
    • Chartreuse Mule– Chartreuse With Ginger Beer.
    • American Pola– Green Chartreuse, Campari, Tonic Water
    • Chartreuse On the Rocks– Green Chartreuse and Ice
    • Chartreuse Tonic– Green Chartreuse and Tonic Water
    • Bijou– Green Chartreuse, Vermouth, and Gin
  • **Refer to “WINE STYLES/ Aromatized” For Detailed Information

Indication Geographique Protégée IGP. Near Savoie

  • BLANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Savoie
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Savoie
  • VITICULTURA– Wine Produced In “SAVOIE” Non-Conforming to AOP.

HAUTES-ALPES IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France, South-Eastern, DEPARTMENT-Hautes-Alpes

COTEAUX de L’AIN IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France(East), DEPARTMENT-Ain, Near Savoie & Jura, Includes Gex, Revermont, Valromey, Val de Saone

ISERE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France(East), DEPARTMENT-Isere
    • Covers the Valleys of Gresivaudan, Balmes Dauphinoises

VIN Des ALLOBROGES IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France(East), DEPARTMENT-Savoie & Haute-Savoie, and the Cantons of
    Seyssel In Ain
  • -Estate/ Producers- Domaine des Ardoisieres


🇫🇷FRANCEBugey

BUGEY IS   AOC.- 6    @Belley

  • BLANC=  Chardonnay, Gringet, Jacquere, Molette, Mondeuse Blanche, Roussette AKA=Altesse, Savagnin Blanc,
  • ROUGE= Gamey, Mondeuse, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau

GEOGRAPHY France(East), REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain

  • Base of Swiss Alps, “Non-Contiguous”
  • Sub-Zones Haut Bugey & Bas Bugey

TOPOGRAPHY “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”

  • SLOPES/ Jura Mountains., On~Rhone~River~(West)

SOILS Metamorphic”, ”Sedimentary”, Limestone With Clay Over Marl Sub-Soil

CLIMATE= “Continental”,  Summers– Warm-Hot   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VINICULTURE– **Appellation For Wine Produced In “BUGEY” Non-Conforming to AOC.



ROUSETTE Du BUGEY AOC.     @Poncin

  • BLANC= Altesse AKA=Roussette, Chardonnay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain, COMMUNES– (20)
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Famille Peillot, Patrick Charlin, Sylvain Bois

BUGEY CERDON AOC.     @Cerdon

  • ROUGE= Gamay, Poulsard
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey(North), DEPARTMENT-Ain, “Non-Contiguous(2)”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Moutainous”, SLOPES/ Jura Mountains
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…METHOD/ Ancestrale
    • Estate/ Producers– Lingot-Martin, Patrick Bottex, Raphael Bartucci, Renardat-Fache
  • CREMANT De BUGEY CERDON AOC.     @Cerdon
    • BLANC= Chardonnay, Jacqueere, Molette
    • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain
    • VINICULTURESPARKLING…Method/ Traditional
      • Estate/ Producers

BUGEY MONTAGRIEU AOC.     @Serrieres-de-Briord

  • BLANC= Altesse(+70%), Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Mondeuse Noire, Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”, SLOPES/ Jura Mountains
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Franck Pehlot

VIRIEU-LE-GRAND CRU     @

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly/ Moutainous”, SLOPES/ Jura Mountains, +Alt. ?
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

BUGEY MANICLE CRU     @Manicle

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Bugey, DEPARTMENT-Ain,  @Hw.#D1504
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly/ Moutainous”, SLOPES/ Jura Mountains
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, Sedimentary, Calcareous
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Les Caves du Tour’Billon, Caveau Bugiste, Monin


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced