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Clairette de Die AOC

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Clairette de Die AOC

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Appellation for sparkling wine in the middle section of the French wine region Rhone, The vineyards cover around 1,300 hectares of vineyards. They are located in 31 municipalities east of Crest in the immediate vicinity of the eponymous city Die am Creek Drôme on the left or east of the Rhone. The Romans already grew wine here at the turn of the times. The historian testifies to this Pliny the Elder (AD 24-79), who wrote in 77 that the wine from this area was the best natural sweet of the empire.

There are (were) two variants. The first one, called Clairette de Die Mousseux, is a pure sparkling wine made from the Champagne method Clairette, This appellation was in favor of Crémant de Die discontinued in 1998. The second variant is a wine formerly known as Clairette de Die Tradition , which is only slightly foamy. This will be out Muscat Blanc (at least 75%) and Clairette after the special Method dioise produced. There is now the Clairette de Die Méthode Dioise Ancestrale appellation.

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