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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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  • Heida du Valais Badoux Vins

    Heida is the high altitude variety in Switzerland. This mature one is extraordinary
  • Frühroter Veltliner Weinhof Anton & Elfriede Waldschütz

    Discover Frühroter Veltliner.
  • Fendant Classique Domaine des Muses

    The delicious Fendant for fondue and nibbles.
  • Johannisberg de Chamoson Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Best Johannisberg in 2016, a great winter aperitif
  • St-Saphorin Blaise Duboux

    not usually found in 75cl, don't miss it
  • Pinot Grigio DOC Kellerei Kurtatsch

    Pinot Grigio done right
  • Bottonero Mamete Prevostini

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

    Fantastic introduction to Humagne Rouge
  • Clos de Chillon Badoux Vins

    Oaked Chasselas with class.
  • 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
  • Doral "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    An exotic white wine from Alpine Lake Geneva...
  • Heida, Maître de Chais Réserve Provins

    Bright and clear like a trumpet solo.
  • Clos du Boux Epesses Luc Massy

    Beautiful Epesses Chasselas.
  • Aigle Les Murailles Badoux Vins

    The reference Swiss Chasselas. Back in Stock
  • Mondeuse Blanche Maison Philippe Grisard

    A rarity from the French Alps - and Syrah's parent. Go figure! Exotic in flavour & very dry. Now Mature
  • 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
  • Chasselas Suisse (Romand) Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    The best "basic" Chasselas we could find
  • Mont-Sur-Rolle Grand Cru Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Our classic Chasselas - just right!
  • Goutte d'Or Domaine de Montmollin

    new vintage is here.
  • 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
  • Blanc de Blancs Brut Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Sparkling Chasselas as it should be done. Creamy, refreshing, fruity, lively.
  • Petite Arvine Grand Métral Provins

    Fantastic introduction to Petite Arvine
  • Auguste Chevalley Brut Mousseux Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    One of the best sparkling wine in Switzerland. A bargain.
  • Neuchatel Non Filtré Domaine de Montmollin

    The last of the 2017 - unfiltered chasselas of lovely complexity
  • Müller Thurgau Schlossgut Bachtobel

    A really impressive Müller Thurgau - will keep for years and years too.

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