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Chasselas

Synonymes: Fendant (Valais), Gutedel (German Switzerland)

Although the Chasselas’s history is a controversial subject, it is supposed to be one of the most ancient grape varieties cultivated by man. Today, the Chasselas is the most widespread vine in Switzerland. Its basically neutral character allows its wines to express fully the differences in soil compositions and the diversity of climatic conditions. From there comes the enormous variety of Chasselas wines found in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, which constitutes its principal ground.

 

 
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