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The Clairette de Die discovery route
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The Clairette de Die discovery route

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The Clairette de Die discovery route
26400 Crest

The wine tourism Clairette de Die discovery route is way-marked on roundabouts and features metal sculptures presenting the various wine growing tasks.

Please pay attention to the roundabouts of Crest, Piégros la Clastre, Saillans, Vercheny and Die.
In Vercheny you should make a stop at LA MAISON DE LA CLAIRETTE. This centre provides information about wine-growing and the Diois AOP wines, and encourages the visitor to discover the estates and wine cellars of the area along the 8 wine tourism trails (the length varies between 35 minutes and 1h30). The centre has also way-marked these trails.

In this area the following wines are produced :
CLAIRETTE DE DIE is a sparkling wine made from a mix of small white Muscat grapes and white Clairette ones. It’s made according to an ancient local Diois method by which the fermentation occurs naturally in the bottle, without any
addition of yeast or liqueur. It has a fruity aroma and melts in the mouth. You might drink it either as an aperitif or as a dessert wine. Serve it chilled, between 6º and 8º.
CRÉMANT DE DIE: also a sparkling wine, made using the same grape varieties as Clairette de Die, plus between 10% and 40% of Aligoté. It’s produced via the méthode traditionnelle in which the second fermentation occurs in the bottle.
CHATILLON-EN-DIOIS, this This AOC production area is tiny, just some 40 hectares of sloping vineyards set within the boundary of the Vercors Regional Nature Park. If a little red and rosé are also produced, the bulk of this wine is white, made from Chardonnay and Aligoté – you may even detect a hint of Alpine flowers in its grassy aroma! Try it at 12º with a Drôme speciality like picodon goat’s cheese or rabbit.
COTEAUX de DIE: This still white wine comes exclusively from the white Clairette grape variety, giving it sharp fruit aromas. Served at 8º, it goes very well with fish and shellfish.

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Updated on 25/03/2015
Through Office de Tourisme du Pays Diois
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