Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
Cultivated for a long time in Savoie, this is not the black shape of the Mondeuse blanche. Studies show that it comes from a natural intraspecific cross between Mondeuse blanche and Tressot. Recent genetic research have several hypotheses, all of which confirm its close kinship link with Syrah (mondeuse noire is sometimes called " Grosse syrah ").
It is part of the vine appellations Vins de Savoie and Bugey. Gives a solid wine, tannic, colorful, with chewy, very distinctive, aromatic, moderately rich in alcohol, usually with good acidity, bitter at first and suited to aging.
Aromas of cassis, black cherry, spice, fig, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, iris, pepper, plum, black plum, truffle, violet, ...