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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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  • Frühroter Veltliner Weinhof Anton & Elfriede Waldschütz

    Starting at: £14.14

    Discover Frühroter Veltliner.
  • Junge Löwen Heidi Schroeck

    Starting at: £13.63

    Crunchy fresh Blaufrankisch - ages surprisingly well too
  • Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Starting at: £25.82

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

    Starting at: £15.86

    Always good smooth Brouilly
  • Beaujolais Villages Rouge Tradition Vincent Lacondemine

    Starting at: £9.60

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

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