Colour: White with brown dots.
Frequency: 3600 ha area planted.
Synonym(s): In France you find various synonym such as: “clairette verte” in Bandol, “petite clairette” in Rhône, “blanquette” in Gard, etc.
Maturity: Third period.
Sensitivity to diseases: Extremely vigorous grape but susceptible to downy mildew.
France→ Gard, Vaucluse, Drôme, Hérault, Var, Ardèche, Aude , Bouche du Rhône.
Europe→ Italy, Romania.
Worldwide→ South Africa, Morocco, Australia, Uruguay, Israel, India.
Type of Wines [ Profile ]
Dry and sparkling white wines. Dry wines tend to oxidizes quickly, but they are low in acidity.
Facts and tips:
- AOC wines: “la clairette-de-bellegarde”, and “la clairette-du-languedoc”.
- It is one of the 13 grape variety authorized in the Chateau-neuf du Pape blend.