“C” grape entries


A widely planted white varietal whose origins date back to ancient Egypt, the Chasslas today enjoys its greatest success in Switzerland where it is known as the Fendant. It is also the second most planted varietal in Hungary. Chasselas also has quite the home in France where it is the common component of many a white table wine. It is also found in the Loire Valley as Pouilly-sur-Loire and in Germany as Weisser Gutedel. It is not related to the American grape Golden Chasselas which is thought to be the Sherry grape Palomino. The best expressions of Chasselas have notes of citrus fruits and peaches and are light (if somewhat neutral) in body and aroma.

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