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Chasselas

Chasselas
Chasselas is light, dry white wine grape variety with subtle herbal flavours widely spread in the region of Vaud indigenous to it in Switzerland, but it can be found all over Europe. It is an early ripening grape which makes fairly neutral wines that tend to showcase their origin, of course, the best examples of the are producing complex and rich wines with floral and mineral flavours, with good acidity and the ability for long ageing in the cellar. Back in the days, it was largely planted in the Loire Valey and Alsace, but a the moment it has been almost forgotten or used only for generic wines. Surprisingly the grape named Corinto in Chile has shown to be relative to Chasselas which was been brought by swiss settlers n the 19th Century, much of it grows now in Bio-Bio Valley.

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