Department : Haute SavoyArea : Arve Valley Towns : Ayse, Bonneville and Marignier
Temperature between 10° and 13°C. Humidity: between 70% and 75% and temperature between 10°C and 13°C Duration: on average from 3 to 10 years. Temperature of service: between 7°C and 10°C
Statistics Surface in hectares claimed: 15,5 (Total Surface Vineyard 27 hectares).
Statistics Volumes in hectoliters claimed: 827 hl.
The existence of vineyards is assumed since the time of the Burgundians, but the first official traces date from the 13th century, they were found in octroi payments in the franchises of Bonneville in 1279. The vineyard extended over nine communes between Chatillon and Bonne-sur-Menoge. The peak of the area was reached in 1870 with 630 ha of vines. The decline in production then began, and today the vineyard represents only about 20 hectares of vines shared between three communes. The AOC Savoy Ayse was created in 1973, it guarantees the origin and the conditions of production of the still white wine and the sparkling white wine.
Facing south, the sunny slopes at 450 m altitude under the Alps climate, benefits from the first slopes of the Chablais Massif made of molasse. Its terroir therefore benefits from a continental-montane climate and a soil composed of : - sediments of very old glaciers: layers of clayey and calcareous molasse - sediments of glacial waterfalls: red clay loaded with iron alumina (particularity of the "Fire")
Aperitif, Lake fry, Fish and seafood cassolette, One-sided Arctic char, Fillet of Féra with citrus fruits
Sparkling white wine and still white wineColor : GoldFlavor : White peach, jasmine, citron, appleMouth : A lot of intensity balanced by a nice freshness and a straightness that brings a perfect balance
The Mont Blanc, the medieval city of La Roche sur Foron, the Stone of the Fairies (Dolmen), the Farmers' Museum in Viuz en Sallaz, the House of Taste in Mieussy, the Museum of watchmaking and screw-cutting in Cluses