Clairette de Die
One of true secrets of the Rhône Valley is the small A.O.C. of Clairette de Die. The wine is a blend of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains (75%) and Clairette. It is the polar opposite of most wines you think of when thinking about the Rhône.
It is not a robust red; rather, it is light, refreshing, and sparkling. It is very smooth with soft aromatics of stone fruit and wild flowers. The wine is intended to be drunk young and in warmer weather.
I suspect it is what the vintners in Cornas pour themselves a glass of when returning from their vineyards in the summer time. This wine from Domaine Achard- Vincent is approachable and best drunk young. Enjoy it at your summer picnics or while watching fire works on the 4th of July.
$12 each 4oz
A wonderful soft ripening ewes milk cheese from Aveyron in France. The milk is sweet and displays light notes of hay. Eat the cheese young, between 2 and 8 weeks for its most pleasant flavors and textures.
La Maison du Piment
Gelée de Marie Jeanne
Au Piment d'Espelette
$15 for 100g
A spicy jam to make ya sweat and cool ya off in the upcoming summer months. Try it on toast with goat butter. Delightful with the Perail of course!
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