- Author: Wink Lorch
- Publisher: Wink Lorch
- Language: English
- Release date: 07/31/2019
- Number of pages: 378
- Dimensions: 25 x 15 cm
- Weight: 899 g
- Format: hardcover
- ISBN: 9780992833114
After years of hiding in the steep mountains, the wines of Savoie and Bugey are now available in restaurants and wine shops around the world. This book tells the story of the men and women who make these wines of character, how they tamed the steep hillsides to grow vines and master their unusual grape varieties.
Until now, there has been little information about the wines of these mountain regions. In more than 120 producer profiles, Wines of the French AIps summarizes the appellations, terroir, grape varieties, viticulture, and winemaking, and looks at the history that has brought these wines to the best tables.
Wink Lorch, award-winning author of Jura Wine, has crossed many Alpine passes and climbed countless steep vineyards to explore Savoie and its neighboring wine regions - Bugey and Isère, and, further south, the Hautes-Alpes and Diois, the birthplace of Clairette de Die. In the course of her travels, she gives us tips on where to stay, eat, and shop, and introduces us to France's most typical alpine cheeses, local foods, and drinks.
An essential handbook for wine lovers and professionals who want to learn more about wine and explore the vineyards of Savoie, Bugey and beyond.
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