Clairette de Bellegarde is a tiny 16-ha/40-acre appellation for white wine in the south of the costières de nîmes appellation in the southern Rhône on the edge of the Camargue. Like clairette du languedoc, it is made entirely of the clairette grape and needs all the streamlining that modern vinification can impart. Production is dominated by the Bellegarde co-operative. Drink this wine young.
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