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Chasselas

Chasselas is a white grape variety that has been grown in Switzerland and Central Europe for centuries. It is also known as Fendant in Valais, and in Germany it is known as Gutedel. This grape is characterized by its pale green to golden yellow colour, delicate aromas of white fruits, and a light, refreshing taste.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fresh Chasselas grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Chasselas is predominantly grown in Switzerland, where it accounts for around 20% of the national vineyard area. It is also grown in Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, Romania and as far as Japan. Chasselas is a hardy grape variety that is resistant to many diseases and is well-adapted to many different soil types. The vine produces small bunches of average-sized berries and has a tendency to produce high yields, so it is important to practice crop thinning to ensure the highest quality crop. The wines made from the Chasselas grape are light-bodied and slightly fruity, with a fresh and delicate finish. In Switzerland, Chasselas is most often made as a dry, still white wine. In the Valais region, it is also made as a sparkling wine, and in some parts of Germany, it is made in a semi-sweet style. The German Gutedel is usually low in alcohol and is often used to make an easy to drink wine. Chasselas pairs well with seafood, light salads, and soft cheeses. In Switzerland it is commonly paired with a classic cheese fondue.

Foods to pair with Chasselas:

Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Chasselas
Chasselas is often referred to as the “Queen of the Swiss Grape Varieties” due to its long history in the country and its popularity among winemakers.

Top Wines with Chasselas

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Maison Gilliard Sion Fendant Les Murettes

Maison Gilliard

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Maison Gilliard Sion Fendant Les Murettes is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of Swiss winemaking. Produced in the Valais region, this wine is crafted by skilled artisans who have a deep understanding of the local terroir. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are characterized by their steep slopes and mineral-rich soils, which impart a unique flavor profile to the wine. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes and gentle pressing to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and exhibits notes of citrus, green apple, and a hint of minerality. Maison Gilliard Sion Fendant Les Murettes is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine with a distinct Swiss character.
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Henri Badoux Aigle les Murailles Blanc

Henri Badoux

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Henri Badoux Aigle les Murailles Blanc is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Swiss winery, Henri Badoux. The wine is made from grapes grown in the Aigle appellation, which is known for its unique terroir and ideal vineyard conditions. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes, which provide excellent drainage and exposure to sunlight, resulting in grapes with exceptional flavor and aroma. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, gentle pressing, and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The wine is characterized by its elegant and complex flavor profile, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. It is a perfect match for seafood, poultry, and creamy pasta dishes.
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Chicken
Seafood
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Burger, Sandwich And Wrap
Soup
Vegetable
Asian Food
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Noodle
Thai
Croquette
Shellfish
Kimchi
Raw Meat And Tartare
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Lobster
Dip Sauce
Duck And Goose
Egg
Shrimp
Casserole
Sausage
Fish
Spring Rolls
Paella
Tuna And Swordfish
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Seaweed Salad
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Marcel Deiss Schoffweg (Le Chemin des Brebis)

Marcel Deiss

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Marcel Deiss Schoffweg, also known as "Le Chemin des Brebis," is an exceptional wine from Alsace, France, crafted by the renowned Marcel Deiss estate. This wine is a testament to the estate's philosophy of biodynamic viticulture and the concept of "terroir" wines, where the focus is on expressing the unique characteristics of the vineyard site. Schoffweg, translating to "the path of the sheep," is a wine that typically showcases a blend of various Alsatian grape varieties, embodying the complexity and harmony that can be achieved through co-plantation and co-harvesting. The Marcel Deiss Schoffweg is known for its depth, elegance, and the ability to reflect the distinctive terroir of its origin.
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Louis Bovard Médinette Grand Cru

Louis Bovard

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Louis Bovard Médinette Grand Cru is a highly sought-after wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from a prestigious appellation, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics that contribute to the wine's distinct flavor profile. Meticulous winemaking techniques are employed to ensure the highest quality. The result is a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. With its refined style, Louis Bovard Médinette Grand Cru is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship behind every bottle.
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Cheese
Mushroom
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Albert Boxler Chasselas

Albert Boxler

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Albert Boxler Chasselas is a white wine produced by the renowned winemaker Albert Boxler in the Alsace region of France. The grapes are grown in the vineyards located on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains, which provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of Chasselas grapes. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, with a focus on preserving the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and full of character, with notes of citrus and stone fruit. It is a perfect accompaniment to seafood, salads, and light dishes, and is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.
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