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Chasselas grape variety
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Chasselas is a white grape variety found in the Savoie region of eastern France, Alsace (where it is known as Gutedel) and the tiny Pouilly-sur-Loire where only Chasselas may be included in the AOC wines.
It is possibly a native of Switzerland (certainly famous ampelographer Galet thought so) where it is known as Fendant. It is a large grape that makes dry, long-lived wines.
It can be found outside France in Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia.
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