Stage 10 of TdF The next three days of the Tour de France are in Savoie near the border of Switzerland where the terrain is stunning. Hello Alps! I had to scour all of Napa, Marin, and Sonoma to find three different Savoie bottles for the three stages. Savoie is roughly the same size as Bordeaux, but Bordeaux makes 50X more wine. If you watch stage 10, 11, or 12 it is clear to see that the mountains and the weather is not conducive to wine production. Jacquère is the Darwinistic grape that is most widely planted which typically produces a light and crisp style of wine that pairs nicely with Alpine cheese such as Tomme de Savoie. This Andre et Michel Quenard has a little bit of age to it and has developed the nutty flavors of oxidation while keeping a baked apple/pear fruitiness. This pairing with the cheese and the visuals of the TdF was a perfect match today. What a nice day trip to France.