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Everything you always wanted to know about wine but never dared to ask

At the foot of the Alps, set off on the Savoy Wine Route to discover the region's noble wines. Today on the greatest chef's tables and with the finest dishes, Savoy wines have long been in the shadows before being highlighted. From Chambéry to Lake Geneva, you will cross lakes and mountains for your greatest pleasure. This wine tourism itinerary will also be an opportunity to stop and visit the vineyards and taste the local wines. We guide you, in 3 points, through the high mountain roads of Savoy.

Chautagne and Jongieux

First step, Juggler! This route from Chambéry will take you to discover the vines grown on the typical slopes of the region. Winegrowing operations are often located between lakes and mountains in beautiful valleys. Along the Rhône, stop at the Abbey of Hautecombe or the Château de Clermont, emblematic buildings of the region that will delight young and old alike. Passing through the small town of Frangy, you enter the Roussette culture territory: the region's flagship grape variety.

Between Lake Geneva and the Arve

Let's go up to Annecy! On the road towards Thononon-Les-Bains, discover the terroir of Ayze and its AOC wines of the same name. You can also taste sparkling wines from the winegrowers that you will only find in this region of Savoie: not to be missed under any circumstances. After a visit to the cellar, take the time to appreciate the interior and gardens of the castles of Ripaille and Allinges. These two buildings will offer you a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva.

Chambéry and the Combe de Savoie

Let's finish on a high note, heading for Apremont. Does the name of this city sound familiar to you? Normal, the wine of the same appellation is very often recommended by wine merchants for a match with your raclette or fondue. Continuing towards Lake Saint-André, you will enter the lands of the Abymes appellation: taste noble wines with a silky colour. Cross the Isère and stop at Montmélian to visit its museum of vines and wine. To finish your Savoy Wine Route in style, pass through the town centre of Chambéry: you will make many discoveries there with its historic heart.

To vary the pleasures, also find the Burgundy Wine Route, the Loire Wine Route or the Bordeaux Wine Route.

Lucas Chartier

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