This needed to warm up from its stay in the fridge, and also needed air. Then the nose shows intense, almost pungent, minerality, and something that reminded me of day-old roast chicken pulled out of the fridge. Let’s call it a “poultry note.” Very lean and minerally in the mouth. No fruit. Short finish. Not my cup of tea. I haven’t had a Chasselas (Gutedel) in decades, and it’s really not my cup of tea, so I can’t rate this.
UPDATE: Night 2. Significantly friendlier and less quirky. Getting a little bruised pear along with much more settled minerality in the nose. A note of light honey. Softer and lengthier in mouth. Very bright and pure. Now that it’s making sense to me, I’m go giving it a numerical rating. — a month ago
Fendant is my choice for Chasselas. This wine is has pleasurable aromas of white mountain flowers, a dash of fresh herbs, and rocks taken straight from a mountain stream. The flavors are fresh and bright. The balance is superb and the acidity is just right. I just noticed the pleasing long finish of which I didn’t expect. Cheeses and fish are a delight with this wine. — a month ago
Delicious. — 25 days ago
Chat Fou is a unique mix of both red and white grapes - primarily Grenache with about 15% Clairette; Viognier, and Chasselas. It’s like a cousin to a GSM but with a softer, lighter, touch - fresher and less dense. Floral aromas with brambly raspberry, spiced red cherry flavors, and wet granite. Mild tannins with medium high acid. — 2 months ago