Savoie is located in east of France in the foothills of the Alps, where the terroir is mostly scree or glacial deposits of limestone. Production here is small; there are four AOC's, the main region being "Vin de Savoie", mostly planted with Jacquère. Within Vin de Savoie there are fifteen crus, of which Apremont and Abymes are the most important in terms of quantity and are based on the Jacquère grape. For red, Mondeuse—an indigenous variety— produces light bodied and zippy wines.
"Roussette de Savoie" is the second largest AOC; only white wines are produced here, based on the indigenous grape Roussette (or Altesse).