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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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  • 2011 Carlisle White Blend, 66% Semillon, 24% Muscadelle, 10% Chasselas Dore' (or Palomino, from 118 yr. old vines at Saitone Ranch, RRV). Not to be outdone, the Semillon comes from Monte Rosso, planted in 1886, and Pagani Ranch Muscadelle planted in 1920. You gotta be kidding me...I'm glad I looked this up after my first few sips. Talk about try... Read More

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  • Anne de Laweis Aslsace Chasselas Vieilles Vignes 2011


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    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Anne de Laweis Alsace Chasselas Vieilles Vignes 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [ ... has to ... has to appear on the bottle. Chasselas is one of the lesser known varieties grown in Alsace but it is also grown in Switzerland where it is believed to have originated. Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • @ 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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  • Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011


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    Wine review by kimberlyaurora

  •  Hi everyone!If you happen to be in Geneva this week... Here's an ... ... ... WinesVaud  -  Chasselas   -   Domaine de Autecour   -  Premier Grand Cru 2011Valais  -  Johannisberg   -  Domaine du Mont d'Or   -  Siccus 2012Valais  -  Petite Arvine   -  Jean-Claude Favre   -  Excelsus 2010Valais  -  Païen   -  Simon Maye et Fils   -  Vieilles Vi... 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

    Wine review by EMark

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