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White Grape Varieties


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Chasselas (Fendant, Gutedel)
Chasselas is the most important variety of Grapes grown in Switzerland. A lot of controversies are there regarding the introduction of Chasselas. But Chasselas is believed to be one of the first grape varieties to be cultivated by man. The essentially neutral quality of Chasselas wines allows it in expressing the variety for soils and climates found in the French-speaking zones that constitute its major base.

Muller-Thurgau (Riesling X Sylvaner)
Muller-Thurgau (Riesling X Sylvaner), a particular variety of Swiss wine was selected and refined by the Federal Experimental Station at Wadenswil (Zurich). Developed by Prof. Muller-Thurgau in Germany, it is a prominent white grape range cultivated in German-speaking Eastern Switzerland. If grown in cool temperate, Riesling-Sylvaner produces elegant, aromatic wines. Certain heaviness and lack of acidity is occurred if grown at a warmer location.

Sylvaner (Johannisberg, Rhin, Gruner Silvaner) 
Sylvaner (Johannisberg, Rhin, Gruner Silvaner) is a specific assortment of wines highly liked and preferred. Sylvaner is extensively planted in well-exposed locations, originally from the Danube basin. Sylvaner is characterizes by wines with good body, bouquet and acidity.  Valais is the place where Sylvaner ripens, a mind blowing place and widely visited by the travelers of Switzerland.

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