France is the great wine nation - but you won't find Bordeaux or classic Côtes du Rhône here! We head for the foothills of the Alps for far rarer, more interesting bottles.
Beaujolais is the "first hint of the Alps" and the home of fantastic Gamay.
Savoie is in the mountainous areas just south of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and the border with Switzerland all the way to Lyon and the Rhone valley.
Chignin Vielles Vignes Denis / Didier BerthollierBeautiful mineral Jacquere
Mondeuse Rouge "Saint Jean de la Porte" Maison Philippe GrisardSpicy Mondeuse Rouge.
Rouge de Savoie Persan Domaine St-GermainWild and wonderful Persan
Mondeuse "Les Taillis" Rouge de Savoie Domaine St-GermainSuperb Mondeuse showing the fruit and the wild side of Mondeuse.