Chasselas is a wine grape that is grown in the regions of Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal, and New Zealand. Some of them believe that chasselas have their in Egypt with 5,000 years of cultivation history. These grapes are used to make white wines.
Chasselas is mostly kept in the vine filed to have a dry, fruity, and full white wine. The wines produced from these grapes are dry, delicate, and indefinable light characteristics. In Alsace and in Switzerland they are used to produce vin de paille a golden liquor white wine which has dry and soft characteristics. This wine is sometimes converted into a sparkling wine.
The taste of the chasselas has a mineral character giving floral and fruity notes but the light crispy feel of the wine is retained. Chasselas are nothing but the heavy intoxicating wine hence it is well fitted as an aperitif. The cheese dishes go well with this wine because of its tartness character. Honey flavor mixed with the flowers is given to the chasselas.
As a table grape the chasselas are delicate, golden, and juicy. these grapes need not be cooked. Chasselas can be served with salads, cheese, charcuterie, and melon. It can be mixed with chive cream sauce just before serving.