Wines for Fondue
Drink with Fondue: crisp and clear white wine
In Switzerland we traditionally drink crisp white Chasselas, black tea (no milk), and kirsch with cheese fondue. It needs to be dry and very clean to cut through the cheese.
For variety, we might go for Doral, Heida, or Johannisberg, but much complexity can be lost with all the cheese. I still feel Chasselas is the best as much of its complexity is in the mouthfeel not the nose.
In Savoie they drink Jacquere for the same reason, as well as Altesse.
For people accustomed to more acidity in their white wine, Chasselas can feel "not enough" with Fondue. The Savoie wines will work better for you, or some of the Aosta or Alto Adige wines.
Heida du Valais Badoux VinsHeida is the high altitude variety in Switzerland. This mature one is extraordinary
Dôle Simon Maye et FilsThe classic Swiss blend given the Maye treatment.
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Brouilly Chateau ThivinAlways good smooth Brouilly
Chénas Franck BessoneFranck Bessone is one of the best - mineral and juicy Gamay
Blanc de Blancs Brut Domaine de Maison BlancheSparkling Chasselas as it should be done. Creamy, refreshing, fruity, lively.