Definition of Chasselas in English:


Line breaks: Chas|se¦las
Pronunciation: /ˈʃas(ə)lɑː


[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of white grape, grown mainly in Europe and Chile for eating as a fruit or for making wine.
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    • Varieties such as Chardonnay and Riesling are more winter hardy than Pinot Noir, Chasselas, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
    • On the other hand, Chasselas yields are more than double… no wonder its wine is less intense.
    • Well-born and bred Chasselas is highly sensitive to the diversity found in the soils, exposure and altitude.
  • 1.1A wine made from the Chasselas grape.
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    • In Germany it is known as Weiiser Gutedel, and in France is often known as Chasselas de Moissac.
    • Crisp dry fruity whites such as Chasselas from Switzerland or Chignin from Savoie are the best pairings.
    • Chasselas also has quite the home in France where it is the common component of many a white table wine.


named after a village near Mâcon, France.

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