The Savoie is an alpine district that lies in Eastern France around Chambery. Due to its altitude, 75% of the wines produced are white, led by the Jacquere grape, with Roussane and Roussette - very much local varieties, producing light, crisp, refreshing wines. The Mondeuse grape leads the reds, full of colour and a peppery fruit taste. Also in the reds are the better known Pinot Noir and Gamay, producing sometimes lighter styles than their Burgundy neighbours. Great wines, albeit sometimes difficult to find.