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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.

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  • Dôle Simon Maye et Fils

    The classic Swiss blend given the Maye treatment.

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  • Bottonero Mamete Prevostini

    Alpine Nebbiolo full of freshness and personality
  • Humagne Rouge Grand Métral Provins

    Fantastic introduction to Humagne Rouge

    Out of stock

  • Rubin Carnuntum Franz / Christine Netzl

    A delicious Zweigelt, more complex than the Zweigelt Classic
  • Cornalin Grand Métral Provins

    Fantastic example to discover Cornalin
  • Pinot Noir Suisse Vin de Pays Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Fresh fruity and typically Swiss Pinot Noir
  • Junge Löwen Heidi Schroeck

    Crunchy fresh Blaufrankisch - ages surprisingly well too
  • Mondeuse Tradition Edmond Jacquin et Fils

    Dark and fruity Mondeuse, the mysterious stranger
  • Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    The classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
  • Brouilly Chateau Thivin

    Always good smooth Brouilly
  • Pinot Noir Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Classic Pinot
  • Beaujolais Villages Rouge Tradition Vincent Lacondemine

    If you've enjoyed Vincent's Nouveau, you owe it to yourself to try this one too.
  • Chénas Franck Bessone

    Franck Bessone is one of the best - mineral and juicy Gamay

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