Crémant de Savoie
‘‘ On 11th September 2015, Crémant de Savoie joined the Crémant family by being officially awarded the AOC label.’’
An AOC at the heart of the French Alps
Crémant de Savoie was recognised on 11th September 2015, the date on which its Decree was published in the Official Journal. This official recognition is the crowning success of a long tradition of quality sparkling wine production in Savoy.
Consult the Specifications of Crémant de Savoie.
Ideal climate conditions
The Savoy AOC wine area is located mainly on steep slopes along the valleys. This singularity is supplemented by an alpine genealogy with altitudes of between 250 and 450 metres, and various orientations, depending on the micro-terroirs.
Based on native grape varieties…
60 per cent of the blend must be made from the Savoy grape varieties of jacquère and altesse (including at least 40 per cent of jacquère). The authorised varieties for the remaining 40 per cent include chasselas, chardonnay, pinot noir and gamay, and must consist of at least 20 per cent of black grapes.
The minerality of the terroirs in Savoy imparts unique, recognisable freshness to Crémant de Savoie. Citrus aromas and the floral notes of the Alps make up its elegant aromatic palette. Enjoyed as an aperitif or along with a meal, it is the ideal companion for all occasions centred on conviviality,
sharing and good food.
Key figures (2018)
- Total surface area of production : 57 ha
- Production area : 44 villages
- Number of producers : 2 mixers and 50 producers
- Annual production : 4,000 hl
- Sales : 5 % exports
- Number of bottles sold : 350 000 per year
Native grape varieties
The latest addition to a large family comprising Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Die, Jura, Limoux and Loire, Crémant de Savoie is the consecration of a long Savoy tradition of sparkling wine production. Made with local grape varieties (altesse or jacquère), this new Crémant is made using methods which best express the uniqueness of these wines.
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