Considered the oldest cultivated vine cultivated by man, the Chasselas is only used in Pouilly-sur-Loire, on 30 hectares of vines.
It is appreciated, depending on the region where it flourishes, for its fruity, freshness and delicacy and can express surprisingly varied notes according to the terroirs where it is grown.
Here, this grape variety gives fine and light wines with delicate aromas of yellow (peach, apricot), white flowers, hawthorn, mint, hazelnut or honey.
SURFACE AREA IN THE WORLD
IN CENTRAL-LOIRE VALLEY
Chasselas doré, chasselas de Fontainebleau, Gutedel (Alsace), fendant, luzannois (Suisse), mornain
Pouilly sur Loire
APPELLATIONS USING THIS GRAPE
Very prosperous at the time, the Chasselas produced in Pouilly-sur-Loire was exclusively sold in table grapes for the Halles de Paris to compete with the wines of the South.