Jura & Savoie, France
The Jura and Savoie regions are located in eastern France, close to the Swiss border. The climate in this region is continental, with cold winters and warm summers, and significant temperature variation between day and night. The Jura and Savoie regions are known for producing unique and distinctive styles of wine.
In Jura, the most important grape varieties are Savagnin, Poulsard, and Trousseau. The wines from Jura are typically oxidative in style and are aged for extended periods in barrel under a layer of yeast known as "flor." This process gives the wines their distinctive nutty and oxidized flavors. Some of the most famous wines from Jura include Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille.
In Savoie, the most important grape varieties are Jacquere, Altesse, and Mondeuse. Other wines include Roussanne, Chasselas, Gringet and Persan. The wines from Savoie are known for their high acidity and freshness, as well as their minerality and finesse. Some of the most famous wines from Savoie include Apremont, Chignin-Bergeron, and Arbin. The region is also known for its sparkling wines, which are made using the traditional method and are often made from the Jacquere grape variety.