Clairette de Die: Domaine Achard-Vincent 'Tradition'

Clairette de Die: 'Tradition' - a gentle sparkling wine low in alcohol with a light, creamy mousse, delicate floral aromas and a refreshing palate of white table grapes.
Serve chilled as an aperitif or versatile partner to cake, strawberries or (traditionally) walnuts.

(12 customer reviews)
Clairette de Die: Domaine Achard-Vincent 'Tradition'

Clairette de Die: Domaine Achard-Vincent 'Tradition'

This organic Clairette de Die (from Jean-Pierre Achard, and his son Thomas, of Domaine Achard-Vincent) is a peerless mid-morning restorative and a great wine for picnics and garden parties. The classic food accompaniment is walnuts (which thrive locally) but it is well suited to all manner of cakes and fruit-based desserts.

  • Organic WineThis is an organic wine
  • Style: White Wine, Dry (Sec), Light-bodied, Sparkling
  • Region: RhoneClairette de Die
  • Producer: Domaine Achard-Vincent (Jean-Pierre Achard)
  • Grape variety (Cépage): Clairette, Muscat
  • Wine pairing - drink with: Dessert, Fruit
  • Cellarage: Best drunk when young and fresh, within its first 3 years.
  • Vinification: This unique, softly sparkling wine is made by the ancient Méthode Dioise. After crushing, the grape juice is chilled and then slowly filtered to remove larger yeast cells whilst leaving some sugars and delaying fermentation. Thus at the time of bottling there is still enough residual sugar to induce a secondary fermentation in bottle. This wine must then rest for at least 4 months in bottle prior to disgorgement and rebottling and release to ensure that fermentation is complete.
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7%

INDEPENDENT FEEDBACK

(12) reviews

92%


Clairette de Die: Tradition
DateScoreCustomer CommentOur Response
28-Jun-2014
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We are very glad that you stock this wine- it adds to our summer!

Great to hear from a fellow Clairette de Die lover! Hopefully we get some more brilliant weather for you to enjoy it with.

Best regards, Yapp Brothers.
19-Feb-2014
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Very rapid delivery.

No Comment
24-Jan-2014
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no

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16-Dec-2013
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have always loved this much underrated wine.

Thank you for your feedback it is very much appreciated.

Kind regards, Yapp Brothers.
05-Sep-2013
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Excellent

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31-Aug-2013
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Lovely, exactly what you would epect a good Clairette to be

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15-Aug-2012
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Great all round

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26-Jun-2012
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Currently undergoing 'chemotherapy treatment'; but this wine "hit the spot"; despite taste buds being 'shot'

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25-Apr-2012
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too sweet

Please note we have a 'no quibble' guarantee for all our wines sold, and would be happy to refund or exchange, including un-opened part cases, that you were not completely happy with.

Kind regards, Yapp Brothers.
25-Apr-2012
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Very impressed

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25-Apr-2012
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Ideal as light weight apertif.

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24-Apr-2012
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Lovely wine, but VERY EXPENSIVE. Yapp Bros are the only suppliers in the UK now, but I can buy a perfectly acceptable Clairette de Die: Tradition in a French supermarket for 1/3rd of this price.

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What others think of this wine...

Jonathan Ray - The Field Magazine, October 2013. says:

I had an exquisite Clairette de Die sparkler the other day imported by my old mucker Jason Yapp. Made in the foothills of the French Alps from a blend of muscat and clairette, it is gently effervescent with a frothy mousse and grapey palette and, at only 7% vol, is just right for steadying the nerves prior to the day's first drive without blurring your vision or decision making. If blended with freshly squeezed orange juice you could drink it for breakfast and, since it is both organic and biodynamic, it's practically a health drink.

Olly Smith - Daily Mail, 31st March 2012. says:

I was knocked out by Domaine Achard-Vincent Clairette de Die Tradition NV, which for me is the wine of the summer! Fizzy, fruity, floral, and light in alcohol (7 per cent), it’s like sherbet buzzing in a glass. Pair it chilled with fresh fruit, slices of cake or the traditional match of walnuts. Outstanding, unusual and great frothy fun and exactly what a specialist importer can offer par excellence.

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