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In the Swiss canton Wallis Common and protected name for pure white wines Chasselas (Gutedel), as well as the name of the variety used here. The name derives from the characteristic property of the grape berries to burst or split (French: fendre = split, crack, burst). There are three quality levels. The top wines have the municipality and location name, for example "Fendant de Sion"; the best locations are in the municipalities of Ardon, Conthey, Leytron, St. Leónhard, Sitten and Vétroz. The second level is called "Fendant de choix" and the third level is called "Fendant courant", which is mostly open house wine on sale is. Without wine law concerns Dorin in the canton of Vaud and Perlan in the canton of Geneva.

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