Chasselas

Chasselas
Grape (Vitis)
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Chasselas grapes growing in Baden under its local name Gutedel
Color of berry skinBlanc
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledChasselas blanc, Fendant, Gutedel, and other synonyms
Notable regionsSwitzerland, Baden (Germany), Loire (France)
A red-skinned version of Gutedel/Chasselas

Chasselas or Chasselas blanc is a wine grape variety grown in Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, New Zealand and Chile. Chasselas is mostly vinified to be a full, dry and fruity white wine. It is also suitable as a table grape, grown widely for this purpose in Turkey and Hungary.

History

Genetic analyses made in 2009 in a laboratory of the University of Dieppe showed that Chasselas is a grape variety originating in western Switzerland.[1] Its name was first mentioned in the 16th century.

In 1940, Chasselas was crossed with Silvaner to produce the white grape variety Nobling.[2]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Chasselas
български: Шасла Доре
Чӑвашла: Шасла
čeština: Chrupka bílá
Deutsch: Gutedel
español: Chasselas
magyar: Saszla
Nederlands: Chasselas blanc
日本語: シャスラ
suomi: Gutedel
svenska: Chasselas
中文: 莎斯拉