Vin de France, Chasselas

Vin de France, Chasselas

Appellation: Vin de France
Varietal: Chasselas
Vineyards: Saint Jean de Muzol/Aubert
Orientation: Southwest
Average age of vines: 120+ years
Principal soil type: gneiss

From a tiny section of vines planted just after the phylloxera epidemic around 1890 and located within a parcel the brothers acquired from Raymond Trollat in 2005 in the locale of Saint Jean de Muzol. Trollat added it to his Saint Joseph Blanc providing some added aromatic complexity but given Chasselas has no appellation designation, the Gonon brothers bottle it separately as a Vin de France.

Pale golden in color and possing notes of citrus, pear and quince. Fruit elements are kept in check by a zesty, mineral edge and lemon/orange skin spice adding freshness and lift.

Chasselas fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Volnay Village

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