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is a southern grape-variety. It is one of the oldest. It is used with others in white and rosé wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and Rhône Valley.

Clairette is used for some "muscats" and for sparkling wines such as the famous Clairette de Die in the Drome. It happens to be associated to other varieties in the white wines of Provence and, even in the red wine of Châteauneuf du Pape.

Clairette gives a high degree of alcohol. And it madeirizes quickly. In the past it was considered one of its best points, nowadays it is regarded as a fault.

Aromas : peach, apricot

French wines : Coteaux du Languedoc, Chateauneuf du Pape, Bandol, etc

White grapes: Chardonnay - Chenin Blanc - Muscadelle - Pinot Gris - Sauvignon - Semillon - Ugni Blanc - Viognier - Red Grapes













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