Crémant de Die
‘‘ The Crémant de Die is made from Clairette, the main grape. ’’
An AOC at the heart of the Drôme
The Crémant de Die has been AOC classified since 1993 and comes from vineyard plots along the Drôme valley. The vineyard is located on both banks of the river, at an altitude of between 200 and 700 metres. It lies within the same area as the Clairette de Die. Today the appellation sells more than 200,000 bottles per annum.
Consult the Specifications of Crémant de Die.
Bordering the Alps and Provence
It’s dry in the summer, the days are hot and nights are cool; winter is influenced by the Vercors mountain climate. The soil is composed of clay-limestone.
A single variety : clairette
At the outset, this sparkling white wine was produced solely using the clairette variety. Today, aligoté (between 10% and 40%) and muscat (between 5% and 10%) are also used in its composition and grant it the flavours of green fruits.
With its buttery apple and green fruit flavours, Crémant de Die combines aromatic richness and a fresh aftertaste. Its fine and light bubbles make this an elegant wine with a beautiful pale gold colour. Either alone or with a kir with chestnut liqueur, Crémant de Die is an ideal companion for all of your aperitifs. It can also be enjoyed with a meal and is perfect with shellfish and scallops.
Key figures (2018)
- Total surface area of production : 30 ha
- Production area : 31 villages
- Number of producers : 13 mixers and 24 producers
- Annual production : 1,719 hl
- Sales : 8 % exports
- Number of bottles sold : 201,080 per year
Between the Drôme river and the Vercors mountains
Some of the plots for the Crémant de Die grow at an altitude of nearly 700 metres, making it one of the highest altitude vineyards France.
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