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Chasselas maintains a very modest acreage in North America. It is most associated with Switzerland, where it is by far that country’s most planted variety. In Switzerland, it has several other regional names, including Fendant, in the Vaud and Valais districts. Here it is usually vinified into technically clean, dry and mildly fruity white wines. In France, this variety is more often identified as a table grape. Although it is responsible for wine production of the lightly regarded ‘Pouilly Sur Loire’ appellation. It also maintains a small acreage under vine in France’s northern region of Alsace.

Your slight appearance doesn't forewarn the volume of your voice. The most popular entertainer in your Swiss homeland, you perform with precision and technical perfection. While your style has yet to catch on in North America, you remain an alpine legend. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • @ DMCKER:Okay. IMHO, the best red swiss wines are made from either Pinot Noir ... ... of Switzerland. I prefer Chasselas (in Germany, thiis is called Gutedel). The best Chasselas is coming from the Dézaley vineyard (at the lake of Geneva, near from Lausanne. A very bold vineyard, optimal for getting a lot of sunshine. Also the facr of beeing n... Read More

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  • HiIMHO the best of swiss wines is about Pinot Noir (Valais, Vaud, Grison), ... ... (Romandie) there are also Chasselas wines (white) available: fruity, light that suite perfectly with Fondue or RacletteIMHO, swiss wines do not very well support new oak: in these cases, the taste of new wood dominates the wine taste, and that's not lovely.The l... Read More

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  • Thanks, Karl, for all those tips. And yeah, I've had experience ... had ... had barrels and barrels of chasselas with fondue and raclette. I do miss those meals, though there're plenty of other whites that go well with them. Only one place I know in Tokyo that does a truly good fondue, and as for raclette, forget about it. Best bet is at a Swi... Read More

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  • Hi together!I am a passionate wine lover since 1982, having tasted a lot of vines. My prefernces are wines of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Special prefernces: Burgundy, Piemont, Pomerol.  Read More

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  • Pierre Gonon Vin de France 2011


    Clear, very pale straw color. Very interesting nose--a bready, yeasty thing that I get a lot from Champagnes. That diminishes pretty quickly to a fairly neutral nose. VERY DELICATE on the palate. Very light fruit flavors--apple, peach. Easy on the back palate. Smooth finish. US$29.99 at HI Time in Costa Mesa. (This is an OK white wine, b... Read More

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  • Simon Maye et Fils Fendant "Moette" Chasselas 2010


    pale yellow with subtle aromas of candied citrus fruit and cinnamin applesauce. On the palate it was nice and fresh with pleasant minerality and a savoury finish. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino

  • Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More

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    brilliant golden yellow. Aromas of exotic fruits but less so in the mouth. Round and rich with surprisingly nice acid. Enjoyable white wine and new swiss discovery! Read More

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