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Fendant (Switzerland)

Fendant is a Chasselas from the region of Valais.

Chasselas is Switzerland's most planted white grape.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Herbs
Herbs
Flowers
Flowers
Peach
Peach
Flint
Flint

Citrus, Apple, Pear, and white Peach are typical Fendant flavors, with hints of Herbs, Flowers, and "flinty" Minerals.

Profile

Fendant wines are dry, aromatic, and acidic:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Fish
Fish
Cheese
Cheese

Fendant works well with Gilled Fish, composed Salads, and Soufflés.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent pairings:
Alpine Cuisine. Fish Dishes.
Grilled Fish. Lake Fish. River Fish. Trout.

Cheese:
Raclette. Beaufort. Comté Gruyère.
Soufflé. Fondue.

French Spesialities:
Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Fried Chicken with French Fries.

If You Like Fendant

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Soave (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Chasselas

Chasselas is an early ripening grape variety. It is well suited to the cool weather in the alpine slopes of Savoie in France (French Chasselas) and Switzerland Swiss Chasselas).

In the Loir region in France, Chasselas is blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce a wine called "Pouilly-sur-Loire".

The Fendant Appelation

Fendant is a Chasselas from the Valais region. The appellation was introduced in 1850, and since protected in 1966, all Chasselas from Valais are now called Fendant.

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