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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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  • Last night I had a baked mackerel for my supper so I opened a bottle of dry ... Chollet made of the unusual chasselas grape that originated in Switzerland. It was bone dry with a fairly bland melon style fruit but also some citrus especially on the finish. It was only the second bottle of chasselas I have had but it was a good match for the fis Read More

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  • Pouilly-Sur-Loire Giles Chollet 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the website ... white wines made of the chasselas grape from 7 communes on the east bank of the river Loire around the small town of that name.This is the same area as for the more popular Pouilly-Fume appellation.The chasselas grape originates in Switzerland and there are only a total of 60 hectares un... Read More

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  • My professional connections with Geneva were mostly on the Berners-Lee side of ... to get to the raclette and chasselas/fendant quaffing. Even Val d'Isere and Chamonix somehow felt a bit like Switzerland--with an overlay of French sexiness, of course. ;-)Understood about the dollar stretching--as mentioned above was doing that decades ago, but... Read More

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  • Based in Geneva? Plenty of good food and drink in that town, though not always ... still be warm enough that chasselas and Oeil de Perdrix will hit the spot. Swiss pinot noir is light enough to work, too, of course, even without airconditioning. But that theoretical trip to Lyon could certainly nuke them all.I thought you were just joking abou... Read More

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  • Short trip. Will be very busy but not too so to taste the wine. At Boston Logan Aitport.  Read More

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  • Viewed them all--good work! Do you know where and when the 'Heroic' ... I'm sure tending these chasselas vines is not always fun... Also near Lausanne, in Vaud (not Valais). Pleasant place to work at winemaking, eh? Aside from those wicked slopes, that is. There's a nice walk amongst the vineyards between Lausanne and Montreux, next time you'r... Read More

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  • Hi everyone! Let me introduce myself briefly. I come from Valais (the viticole area in the South of Switzerland), but I'm currently studying cinematography in China. I had to make a documentary as a homework assignment so I decided to develop the subject of "Heroic Viticulture" (mountain viticulture) from Valais.I've just uploaded my work online... Read More

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  • Caricatures of pig-tailed hot chocolate girls and watches aside, the Wall ... ... characteristics.  Chasselas is the main variety of white wines, Lyons said. “I find Chasselas fascinating,” he wrote. “With subtle aromatics, it’s a light, clean refreshing wine similar to a Muscadet. Yet the noticeable thing is the relatively low acidity, which ... Read More

    From the article WSJ: Don't Miss the Swiss Wines

  • I was surprised how little money the Luxembourg wine went for but I am not ... ... complaining. I have had a Chasselas but it was from Alsace. It was:-Anne de Laweis Alsace Chasselas Vieilles Vignes 2011I did write up a review on here. I thought it a little bland It is unlikely that Her Majesty's wine is counterfeit:-be a little embarasing to ... Read More

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  • Dunc, wine from Luxembourg is a very cool purchase, since they produce tiny ... and also to drink some Swiss Chasselas next time I am over that way.  I can't imagine I will see any of it out here in Cali.BTW, this weekend we are finally having dinner with our friends at the BYOB restaurant.  We'll put together probably three wines that were on... Read More

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