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The Clairette de Die, Diois wines, Beer

Clairette de Die
Fruity, sugary, sweet, sparkling ... the tasting of the Clairette is a delight for your senses and your palate ... it is unavoidable ... and when you have tasted it, you will never forget it...

Clairette is of course the jewel of Diois and everyone is proud of it! But how is it made? An answer is given to the Cave de Die Jaillance with the staging entitled "The Legend of Jaillance."

More concretely, here are in a few lines the secret of this sparkling wine. Clairette de Die actually comes from two grapes varieties: Clairette and Muscat à petits grains (75% min.). After they have been pressed, the juice is cooled and filtered, then the half-fermented wort is bottled. Fermentation continues due to the sugar content of the grapes, giving a naturally sparkling wine without any added sugar.

This is THE wine for the desserts and it is in all parties in Diois.

But we do not make only Clairette...

 

Crémant de Die

This crémant, pleasant in aperitif or in cocktail, with some mint leaves and cognac is also pleasant with first courses, especially asparagus and smoked salmon.

AOC since 1993, Crémant de Die is a brut wine, produces since 2004 from Clairette grapes (minimum 55%), Aligoté (between 10 and 40%) and Muscat (5-10%) in the traditional method (but beware , do not say that it is a champagne ...). After pressing the grapes and the first fermenting of wort, we proceed to bottling, with the addition of liqueur de tirage (sugar & yeast) for a second fermentation. Then, after a long aging (up to 3 years!), we practice the disgorging (removal of the deposit), we add one liqueur d’expedition (wine & sugar) and Crémant is finally ready to accompany you throughout your meal.

 

Châtillon en Diois wines

Last AOC, among the highest in France (altitude): The Chatillon-en-Diois Red and Rosé (product in the village Châtillon, from grape variety: gamay, pinot noir and syrah) and Châtillon-en-Diois white (product in 13 municipalities, from grape variety: Aligoté and Chardonnay).

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Vercheny

The Clairette Interpretive Centre: an entertaining and informative visit unveiling the unique traditions of wine making in the Diois region. From april to september, join the out of the ordinary electric montain bike excursions around the vineyard (advance booking required).

Adress :

1664, Avenue de la Clairette
26340 Vercheny
04 75 21 73 77
contact@caves-carod.com
http://www.caves-carod.com

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Closed on Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Cave de Die Jaillance (Wine making Cooperative)

Die

Cave Jaillance produces AOC sparkling wines (Clairette de Die tradition and dry Crémant de Die) as well as AOC still wines (Châtillon-en-Diois).

Adress :

355 Avenue de la Clairette
26150 Die
04 75 22 30 15
accueil@jaillance.com
http://www.jaillance.com

Opening time :

From 02/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.
From 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 PM to 6:30 PM.

Cave Union des Jeunes Viticulteurs Récoltants

Vercheny

We are an unusual winemaker's association made of 8 associates working together in a unique and strong wine-growing holding, where individual knowledge over two generations complements and strenghthens the group.

Adress :

3000, Avenue de la Clairette
26340 Vercheny
04 75 21 70 88
contact@ujvr.fr
http://www.ujvr.fr

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
9.30 AM / 12 PM - 2 PM / 6.30 PM. In summer : guided visit (+film) every Fridays (for the rest of the year by appointment).

Cave Decorse (winery)

Barsac

Independant winery for 4 generations, from father to daughters today. We produce an AOC Clairette de Die Tradition and Brut, AOC Côteaux de Die on a 14-hectare farm at the heart of Barsac and the designated area.

Adress :

6 rue des Roux
26150 Barsac
06 40 06 23 92
06 18 18 73 16
06 18 97 04 72
anna@clairette-decorse.com

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
Open every day, by appointment by phone or email.

Cave Jérôme Cayol - Domaine de Maupas (winery)

Châtillon-en-Diois

Producer of Clairette and wines of Châtillon (red, white and rosé). Sale of local products (flours, honey, jams). Possibility of horse-drawn carriage rides in the vineyard (by appointment).

Adress :

Le Maupas
26410 Châtillon-en-Diois
06 08 57 85 57
04 75 21 18 81
domaine-de-maupas@orange.fr
http://domainedemaupas.com/

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
Open every weekend and on bank holidays from May to mid-October and every day from the 15th of June to the 30th of September from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 2.30 PM to 7PM. By appointment the rest of the time.

Cave Poulet et Fils (winery)

Pontaix

As a good wine grower, Emmanuel perpetuates the know-how passed on from father to son over four generations. It’s with pleasure that he will welcome you to discover his wine production.

Adress :

Quartier La Chapelle
26150 Pontaix
04 75 21 72 80
cave_alain_poulet@yahoo.fr
https://pouletetfils.plugwine.com

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
From 8 AM to 5.30 PM.

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Cave Achard-Vincent (winery)

Sainte-Croix

Organic and biodynamic wine producer (since 1971), certified by Demeter, eager to respect the environment and offer the consumer an authentic local taste.

Adress :

Le Village
26150 Sainte-Croix
04 75 21 20 73
contact@domaine-achard-vincent.com
http://www.domaine-achard-vincent.com

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.
9 AM -12 PM / 2 PM to 6 PM (by appointment on Sundays). We also sale our products at La Carline in Die.

Cave Long Pierre (winery)

Barsac

Family estate covering 9 hectares dedicated to organic agriculture situated in Barsac.

Adress :

3 route de Viopis
26150 Barsac
06 21 96 22 93
04 75 21 71 09
cave.long.pierre@gmail.com

Opening time :

From 01/01 to 31/12/2019, daily.

"La Manivelle" Die's Craft Brewery

Die

La Manivelle brews 12 varieties of beers, brewed at the foot of the Vercors in Die, the only ingredients being water, malts, hops, sugar, yeasts and time! Available in bottles of 75 cl and barrels of 20 l.

Adress :

2340 avenue Rhin et Danube
26150 Die
04 75 21 06 42
06 71 83 45 21
06 01 18 49 22
commercial.lamanivelle@gmail.com
http://www.lamanivelle.beer

Opening time :

Every day throughout the year.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.

Bautin David Wine Cellar

Barsac

Tour of the wine production premises. The producer will tell you all about the Clairette de Die's transformation, from the vineyards to the glass, with wine tasting at the end.

Adress :

2 montée des Bruneaux
26150 Barsac
09 61 47 87 01
06 79 58 00 15
contact@cavebautin.com
http://www.cavebautin.com

Opening time :

All year round, daily.