Swiss Wine Regions

Residual sugar

Unfermented natural grape sugar that contributes sweetness to a finished wine.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Muscat Ottonel

Muscat Ottonel is a member of the Muscat family. Used for dry wines in Alsace and Hungary, and dessert wines in Austria and Croatia. In Switzerland it is usually used for light, dry wines. It’s parentage is believed to be the Muscat de Saumur and Chasselas.

Durize

Durize is a red wine grape, possibly indigenous, grown in the Valais district of Switzerland

Bondola

An indigenous and ancient red grape from Ticino, Bondola has slightly higher acidity and lower alcohol, and produces a good simple table wine, often called Nostrano.

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Swiss Alps, cows, wine bottle and large clock face in Bern, Switzerland

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