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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  • St-Saphorin Blaise Duboux

    Starting at: £22.74

    not usually found in 75cl, don't miss it
  • Bottonero Mamete Prevostini

    Starting at: £16.19

    Alpine Nebbiolo full of freshness and personality
  • 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.
  • Chénas Franck Bessone

    Starting at: £13.56

    Franck Bessone is one of the best - mineral and juicy Gamay
  • Neuchatel Non Filtré Domaine de Montmollin

    Starting at: £19.00

    The last of the 2017 - unfiltered chasselas of lovely complexity

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