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Sparkling wine Clairette de Die AOC "Tradition", Rhône, France

Type: Sparkling wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 8%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Muscat à petits grains
Registration number: #BJ-L5A21012

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Last reviewed: 20 April, 2021

Appellation for sparkling wine in the middle section of the French wine-growing region Rhône. The Romans were already cultivating wine here at the turn of the century. This is attested to by the Roman historian Pliny the Elder (24-79 AD), who wrote in 77 in his work "Naturalis historia" that the wine from this region was the best naturally sweet wine in the empire. The vineyards cover about 1,300 hectares of vines. They are located in 31 communes east of Crest in the immediate vicinity of the eponymous town of Die on the Drôme tributary on the left bank or east of the Rhone River. Some of them reach as far as the Vercors...

The Rhône, over 800 kilometres long, is one of the most important wine rivers in the world. Like all bodies of water, it has a positive effect on viticulture or creates the conditions for it by forming valley slopes, some of which are very steep. The river rises at the Furka Pass as a glacial stream in the Swiss Alps of Uri, flows through the canton of Valais and Lake Geneva under the name Rotten, crosses the French border, turns south from Lyon and flows into the Mediterranean south of Arles-sur-Rhône. In the 6th century BC, the Greeks founded the Rhône. The Greeks founded the city of Marseille (Massilia) at the mouth of the Rhône in the 6th...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

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