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.
Beaujolais Villages Blanc Cuvée Chantemerle Jérome LacondemineA beautifully complex Chardonnay that ages like a dream
Mondeuse Blanche Maison Philippe GrisardA rarity from the French Alps - and Syrah's parent. Go figure! Exotic in flavour & very dry. Now Mature
Beaujolais Blanc Domaine des BravesDelicious Chardonnay that punches way above its price