November 9, 2013
BRUNCH WINE. CHEESE WINE. PIE WINE.
David Bautin Methode Dioise Ancestrale Clairette de Die $19
Hailing from France’s Diois appellation (just East of Cotes du Rhone), Clairette de Die is a naturally sparkling white wine that has been produced the same way for about 2,000 years. This unique production method, officially designated the “ancestral Dioise process”, slowly ferments white muscat and white clairette grapes. The result is a naturally sparkling, naturally sweet wine that is a vital part of the Rhone Valley region’s cultural tradition.
Composed entirely of muscat grapes, David Bautin’s Clairette de Die Tradition boasts vibrant aromas of fresh fruit, honeysuckle, and rose. The sweet, fruit-forward palate offers elegant flavors of peach, apricot, and fig that lead to a balanced, delicate finish.
David is the 3rd generation of farmers/wine makers at the foot of the mountains in the Drome. He practices traditional techniques in the vineyards and in the winery. He recommends drinking this wine after dinner with dessert. PIE!? We also think it would be a terrific match for the cheese course, and a killer beverage for brunch. No need to add juice to this sparkler, and at only 8% alcohol, you can drink this with your pancakes and venture out without the post brunch nap.