The wines bearing Aigle’s quality label have an excellent reputation based on a long and rich tradition of wine production. Their qualities are especially sought after in the German part of Switzerland.
Even though several growers offer remarkable specialities which are very popular, the Aigle region is first and foremost renowned as « Chasselas » country. This vine – which is sometimes to be found under another name – is spread out over many regions worldwide.
According to research by Professor Vouillamoz in 2009, its origins can clearly be traced to the Lake Léman region. In fact, it is already talked about in Lausanne in 1302 and, in 1612, it has become known as « Lausannois ». In south Germany in 1539 one talks of « Edeldrauben », which gave way some time later to Gutedel. In Switzerland, we can find mention of the name Chasselas from 1654. It may well have travelled from the Lake Léman region as Chasselas towards Pouilly-Fuissé in Burgundy, as well as through Egypt and Greece, but it very much belongs to us.
On the other hand, what is for certain is that in the terrain of the county of Vaud, the chasselas found a perfect partner, much to the delight of our grateful palates.