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The wine-growing region in the southeast of France lies between the Rhône region (west), as well as Lake Geneva on the border with Switzerland and the Italian region of Piedmont (east). The only exception to the western border is the small area of Bugey. North of this is the Jura region, with which Savoie is often considered to share a wine-growing area. The Romans already knew the area and Pliny the Elder (23-79) described the resinous character of the wines. The French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) lived near Chambéry from 1736 to 1742 and was effusive in his praise of Savoy's wine. From the beginning of the 15th to the middle of the 19th century, it was a kingdom in its own right, which also included large parts of Upper Italy such as Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, before finally falling to France in 1860.

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