Wine from the Alps in Savoie, the local red mountain grape Mondeuse Noire explained by Pierre Gouttenoire, French winemaker.
In the eastern part of France, high up in the mountains, the region of Savoie represents France’s bright mountain wines. There are several white grapes in this part of the Alps, but at the foothills of Mont Blanc we find a red mountain child, Mondeuse Noire, a grape used to make distinctive fresh reds as well as more complex oak-aged versions from the Cru regions Arbin and Saint Jean de la Porte.
Winery featured: Jean Perrier (www.vins-perrier.com)
Maps by the WINE SCHOLAR GUILD (www.winescholarguild.com)