Prepared for indulgent enjoyment: fondue chinoisePrepared for indulgent enjoyment: fondue chinoise

Wine recommendations for this beloved Swiss Christmas speciality

Great wines for a grand feast: Discover which wines pair best with fondue chinoise, probably the most popular Swiss Christmas speciality.

Sparkling wine for the aperitif & as a party favour

Start your festive evening with a traditional apéritif including a selection of nibbles such as cured meats and salmon rolls. We recommend accompanying them with a fine spumante, such as the Cuvée Royale from the Antinori winery Tenuta Montenisa. The bouquet of this Franciacorta, which is reminiscent of champagne, has hints of peach and apple and a touch of toasted bread. This Italian sparkling wine pairs particularly well with fish, shellfish and poultry.

Our tip: gifting this versatile spumante is sure to score you points!

Wine and fondue chinoise

With its variety of flavours, this popular Swiss Christmas speciality calls for a wine that complements but does not overpower it. Featuring all sorts of curry, cocktail and garlic sauces, the Christmas menu is best served with a light, fruity all-rounder.

Our wine recommendation:
Opt for a Barbera (Bricco dell'Uccellone or Montebruna). This variety from Piedmont has aromas of cherry and blackberry with a subtle hint of wood and smoke. Pleasantly full bodied, a Barbera is the ideal accompaniment to the Swiss classic fondue chinoise.

Moscato for dessert 

A fruit platter with a selection of local and exotic fruits is a lovely ending to a fondue chinoise feast.

However, Italian tradition calls for a more indulgent dessert: Panettone is a firm favourite. A Moscato d'Asti (Vigna Senza Nome from Braida) is the perfect accompaniment to both Christmas desserts. This sparkling Moscato rounds off the Christmas meal beautifully with its subtle scent of orange blossom and roses.