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Vin de Savoie is the core appellation of the Savoie region in far eastern France. This mountainous region on the western edge of the Alps has a distinctive – if little-seen – style of wine: mostly dry white wines based on the Altesse, Jacquere and Chasselas grape varieties. Vin de Savoie wines are often described as being distinctly 'alpine', invoking their fresh, mineral characteristics.Most Vin de Savoie vineyards can be found on limestone-based soils, which are adept at storing heat during the day and reflecting it back onto the vines at night. Characteristically, the loose scree soils are thin with little water-holding capacity, an important consideration given the relatively high rainfall levels in Savoie. This stresses the vines, which leads to a reduction in vigor and yield, increasing the quality of the grapes that are produced. The subsequent wines have excellent flavor intensity as a result.ROSÉ DE SAVOIE 2012 - AOCGAMAY ROSÉLocation: FRÉTERIVE75clGrapes: 100% GamayAlcohol Dosage: 12% ABVServe: 6-8 CCulinary Harmony: Aperitif, Charcuterie, White Meat, Poultry Recipe idea: BBQ, TandooriThe Gamay is a light grape variety, giving a Fresh and easy to drink Rosé. Salmon pink coat, A complex nose made of Red Fruits, Orange blossom, Viennoiserie, Candied Fruits. Well-balanced mouth, Mineral andFresh.A delicate serious rival to the best Southern French Rosés !