Definition of Chasselas in English:

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Chasselas

Pronunciation: /ˈʃas(ə)lɑː/

noun

[mass noun]
1A variety of white grape, grown mainly in Europe and Chile for eating as a fruit or for making wine.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Named after a village near Mâcon, France.

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