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Assuming I'm willing to pull out all the stops, what is the best wine to use in a "standard" gruyere-based fondue, like this one?

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Any white with a sufficiently high acid content. The canonical fondue wine is Fendant, which is made in the valais region out of chasselas grapes, so any chasselas (see Wikipedia for a long list of alternative names) will work well.

One notable alternative is a dry champagne. This will make your fondue very light and fluffy, due to the carbonation.

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...and ideally, the same wine should be served with the fondue. – adebaumann Feb 12 '11 at 19:14
According to that Wikipedia article, Fendant is just an alternative name for the Chasselas grape. Are you saying that there is a specific wine with that name? – Henrik Söderlund Feb 12 '11 at 19:28
Yes and no... If it's called Fendant, it's a bog-standard chasselas made in the Valais region. Other that the provenance, there is no difference. – adebaumann Feb 13 '11 at 12:34

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