More About Clairette Blanc

In the Southern Rhône and the Languedoc region, Clairette provides the base in white blends. Its low acidity, high alcohol, and floral perfume make it an ideal blending grape. In the southern Rhône, it is commonly blended with Grenache Blanc and Ugni Blanc; in the central Rhône, it is blended with Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains to make the sparkling Clairette de Die. Outside of France, it is also planted in South Africa and Australia.