Chasselas - Slow Wine
Chasselas is the typical white wine in Switzerland. If you've been for drinks on a terrace on lake Geneva, in Zurich or in a ski resort, chances are you were offered Chasselas.
Chasselas makes low acidity creamy yet interesting wines. This low acidity makes it very easy to drink and it also is a white wine that "red wine only" drinkers can love.
A highly flexible wine, Chasselas works well both as an apéritif and with food - a wine for all circumstances.
A rather neutral wine, the Chasselas grape is highly expressive of terroir. The Chasselas from Geneva tend to be fruitier, those from Neuchatel fresher (try "Goutte d'Or"). La Cote is the "goldilocks" classic Chasselas, Lavaux produces bigger and more mineral Chasselas and in Valais Fendant, fruity comes back but with a flintiness and that typical prickle.
In most cantons people simply use the name of the town the wine is from - names like "Féchy", "Dézaley", "Yvorne" and "Mont sur Rolle", and people automatically know it is Chasselas and what to expect. In Valais, they will always call it Fendant
Our most popular Chasselas are the Mont sur Rolle from Maison Blanche, the classic Aigle les Murailles and our Fendant.
Take your pick.
Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec Domaine de Maison BlancheElderflower bubbles.
Aigle Les Murailles Badoux VinsThe reference Swiss Chasselas. Back in Stock
Blanc de Blancs Brut Domaine de Maison BlancheSparkling Chasselas as it should be done. Creamy, refreshing, fruity, lively.
Clos du Boux Epesses Luc MassyBeautiful Epesses Chasselas.
Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierFamous, and rightly so
Fendant Classique Domaine des MusesThe delicious Fendant for fondue and nibbles.
Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese ChappazThe most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
Fendant La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz