Appellation for sparkling wine in the middle section of the winegrowing region Rhone, The vineyards are next to the eponymous city on the tributary Drôme east of the Rhone. Already the Romans cultivated wine here. The historian testifies Pliny the Elder (24-79 AD), who in the year 77 wrote that the wine from this area was the best sweetness of the Empire.
There are two variants. The first, named Clairette de Die Mousseux, is a sparkling sparkling Clairette sparkling wine made using the Champagne method. This appellation was in favor of Crémant de Die set in 1998. The second variant is a formerly called Clairette de Die Tradition , only slightly frothy wine. This one is out Muscat Blanc (at least 75%) and Clairette after the special Méthode dioise produced. There is now the appellation Clairette de Die Méthode Dioise Ancestrale .