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.
St-Saphorin Blaise Dubouxnot usually found in 75cl, don't miss it
Bottonero Mamete PrevostiniAlpine Nebbiolo full of freshness and personality
Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese ChappazThe most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
Clos de Chillon Badoux VinsOaked Chasselas with class.
Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierThe classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
Chénas Franck BessoneFranck Bessone is one of the best - mineral and juicy Gamay