The white Jacquère is the most widely planted grape in Savoie, where it makes up more than half of the vines. It is used to make dry Alpine wines that are easy drinking and low in alcohol. For the past few decades, there have been around 1,000 hectares of Jacquère in France.
Jacquère has light floral, fruity notes, sometimes with a flinty minerality and a high acidity. Despite the cold climate it is very productive and capable of high yields. Its alpine reputation is enforced by the fact that it pairs so well with cheese fondue.