Depréville, Clairette De Die Tradition, Methode Ancestrale, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: A fun, low-alcohol sparkler to whet the palate before dinner or finish a meal and pair with fresh sliced or grilled fruit and cheese.
Pale amber in color this aromatic sparkler has a nose of pear, honeysuckle, apple blossom, rose petal and sweethearts candy.
This petillant, medium-bodied white is off-dry with slight sweetness showing on the attack through to the finish.
This wine is made in the ancestrale, bottle-fermented style for which this region in France is known.
Bottle Note: The Clairette de Die vineyard in located on the mountainous terrain on both sides of the Drôme Valley. Its altitude, above 700 meters, makes it one of the highest winegrowing regions in France. With two thousand years old, the Clairette de Die is a natural sparkling wine which follows the ancestral dioise production method, characterized by its incomplete fermentation in vat which continues in bottle from the sweetness of the grapes. You will be delighted by its pleasant liveliness and roundness and its typical floral and fruity aromas. Ideal as an aperitif, with desserts and to celebrate the most valuable moments of your life.
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: May 31, 2016