Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
This is a very old grape variety, known worldwide both for the production of table grapes and winemaking.
Based on genetic analyzes conducted in Switzerland in 2009, it would be a native of Switzerland (Vaud specifically), but it seems that it would be difficult to identify its parents probably missing today. It is in this same Valais that it is known as the " fendant" because of its fragile grains that open to pressure. In France, it is the AOP Chasselas de Moissac which is its most famous declination. Chasselas offers many mutations, which are often natural, such as the Cioutat with marbled foliage and palmatisect leaves, the muscat white variety or the Chasselas rosé.
It is part of vine appellations Alsace, Crépy, Seyssel effervescent, Vin de Savoie, Marignan, Ripaille, Pouilly-sur-Loire,…
It gives a pleasant wine to be drunk young, generally low alcohol and low acid.
Aromas: hawthorn, ripe lemon, mint, hazelnut, ...