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Fendant

"Fendant" is the name used in the Valais for Chasselas-based wines. It is derived from the French verb "fendre", meaning "to split", which is what the Chasselas grape does if squeezed.

A typical Fendant wine is fresh and fruity, with a refreshing prickle, and will be quite dry, with delicate fruit and racy mineral flavours, with hints of smoke and gunflint on the nose, and a touch of bitterness on the finish. Really easy to drink!

The Chasselas grape used for Fendant is highly expressive of terroir. Fendants from around Sion are richer; those from around Vétroz stimulatingly dry. The most popular come from the areas around Sierre, and around Chamoson.

Pick your Fendant below, or check out our wider range of Chasselas from all over Switzerland

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Chasselas

Chasselas shines in Switzerland as a smooth yet interesting wine.

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germanier_fendant_balavaudgc_side
Switzerland
White

An impressive example of classic Fendant
moette_simon_maye_side
Switzerland
White
fendant_-_copy_1
Switzerland
White
maye_fauconnierchamoson-side
Switzerland
White

A classic but complex fendant.

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