Chasselas in all its glory


See also my overview of Swiss wine.
In November I spent a weekend in Switzerland with fellow wine communicators, as described in Musings from Montreux. Tasting a wide variety of generally fine Swiss wines fed my curiosity about the most-planted white wine grape in French Switzerland, Chasselas.

My co-author of Wine Grapes José Vouillamoz and I jointly presented a tasting of some carefully selected Swiss wines at which one or two devotees urged me to expose my palate to some fully mature examples of this relatively neutral grape variety. And eventually, as if by magic and sent by...