Discover (without over-indulging) the wines and cheeses from Savoie, Abondance, Beaufort, Tomme de Savoie…
For a weekend devoted to the art of the living!
In the programme, meet with the producers and Savoie wine tasting with an enologue.
Discover on this same occasion the cheeses from Savoie. Eight PDOs, Abondance, Beaufort, Chevrotin, Emmental, Reblochon, Tomme de Savoie…
They offer fruity and flowery flavours, textures that melt in the mouth, firm or creamy, fragrances of milk, of hay, of grass or undergrowth.
Two types of cow come from our mountains: Abondance and Tarine.
Abondance cattle carry the name of the Haute-Savoie Valley from where they come from. Easily recognizable from its mahogany coat, its white head and with marks that look like glasses. Tarine (Tarentaise) cattle descend from the Tarentaise Valley in Savoie. Its characteristics: a hazelnut colour and sombre eyes that look like they are made up in black. We can find the cattle in the Tarentaise, in Maurienne and the Beaufortain, Bauges and Aravis. Native to Jura, the Montbeliarde is equally well presented on the territory.
The alpine goat is native to Savoie and produces an excellent quality milk. A good walker, she has the essential qualities for mountain breeding.
A bit of history – The wines from Savoie
The culture of the vine in Savoie has developed since antiquity and the Middle Ages.
The monks were the first to perform experiments in vine growing and winemaking.
Resulting in a notable progression in the quality of the wines…
With the revolution of 1789 the accession of the farmers to the property by the purchase of vineyards become national goods, this reduced the agricultural sharecropping and this evolution translated into increased care being brought to the vineyards.
The arrival of phylloxera in Savoy, in 1877, caused considerable ravages as in the whole of France.
The reconstruction of the vineyard was accompanied by profound transformations and a real revival of the Savoyard vineyards in the 19th century.
The vines have therefore largely participated in the development of the Savoyard landscape.
They still today hold a privileged place in the Savoyard agricultural economy.
The current vineyard is concentrated in the most favourable sectors for its cultivation, guaranteeing a constant quality.
Several AOCs are now recognized for their quality, Chignin Bergeron, Monterminod, Abyme…