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.
Clos de Chillon Badoux VinsOaked Chasselas with class.
Cornalin Grand Métral ProvinsFantastic example to discover Cornalin
Junge Löwen Heidi SchroeckCrunchy fresh Blaufrankisch - ages surprisingly well too
Mondeuse Tradition Edmond Jacquin et FilsDark and fruity Mondeuse, the mysterious stranger
Chasselas Suisse (Romand) Cave de La Cote UvavinsThe best "basic" Chasselas we could find
Mont-Sur-Rolle Grand Cru Domaine de Maison BlancheOur classic Chasselas - just right!
Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierAn impressive example of classic Fendant