AOP Wine of Savoy
AOP Vin de Savoie is a wine appellation present in Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Isère and Ain. The vineyards extend along the sunny hillsides, benefiting from a cool climate and clay-limestone soil ideal for growing quality grapes. The grape varieties used vary, but the main ones are Altesse, Jacquère, Roussane and Mondeuse. Savoie wines are characterized by their freshness, liveliness and mineral character. The whites are often fine and aromatic, with notes of white flowers and fresh fruit, while the reds offer aromas of red fruits and spices. These wines go perfectly with Savoyard cuisine, especially cheeses such as Tomme de Savoie.
Of the 2000 hectares of AOP Vins de Savoie, almost half are in Cœur de Savoie.
AOC Walnuts of Grenoble
The AOC Noix de Grenoble guarantees the origin and quality of the nuts, which are harvested by hand and naturally dried. The walnut trees, which benefit from a mountain climate conducive to their development, produce nuts with a delicate taste and tasty flesh. Walnuts are renowned for their exceptional quality and are used in many traditional recipes of the region, such as cakes, pies and confectionery. The Cœur de Savoie territory includes a few nut growers among these producers.
Savoy Tomme cheese
Finally, the Tomme de Savoie is an uncooked pressed cheese which benefits from an AOP. This cow's milk cheese is made using traditional methods, respecting precise specifications. Tomme de Savoie is distinguished by its natural gray rind and its supple, melting paste. Its taste is subtle, with lactic aromas and a slight note of hazelnut. The production of Tomme de Savoie is rooted in the history of the region, and each stage of its production is carried out with care, from the milking of the cows to the refining in the cellar.
These appellations are symbols of the Savoyard identity and represent the perfect alliance between the terroir, the craftsmanship and the quality of local products. Whether in a glass of wine, a tasting nut or a bite of cheese.