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Fendant

In the Swiss canton Wallis common and protected name for varietal white wines Chasselas (Gutedel), as well as the common name of the grape variety here. The name derives from the characteristic property of grape berries to burst or split (French fendre = split, cracked, burst). There are three quality levels. The top wines carry community and vineyard designation, for example "Fendant de Sion"; the best locations are in the communities of Ardon, Conthey, Leytron, St. Leónhard, Sion and Vétroz. The second level is called "Fendant de choix" and the third level "Fendant courant", which is usually more open house wine on sale is. Without wine rights concerns are Dorin in the canton of Vaud and Perlan in the canton of Geneva.

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