Chignin is a white wine made from the jacquère grape. Haven't heard of the grape? Neither had I but this grape, from the homeland of fondue, Savoy, is unique and well worth a taste. Savoy is in France near the Italian and Swiss borders.
Charles Gonnet's 2014 Chignin is a light fruity wine for something from the old world. It smells and tastes like bananas and other tropical fruits like papaya or guava. The wine is dry but the fruit will make you think "sweet." There may even be residual sugar but if there is it isn't a LOT of sugar.
This is one of those rare wines where saying it has a "banana" flavor is accurate. It also has some acidity that balances the fruit and sugar. I have also seen melons and pears in the description? But maybe these folks don't get to the tropics much.
It is refreshing and something I would drink with a spicy dish. Then, of course I would prefer to drunk everything with a spicy dish.
These grapes are hand harvested and aged for six months on "fine lees." This is also a fairly low alcohol wine at 11.5 %. This Chignin is a wine with a nice price, less than $15. Break out the fondue!