Maybe your Sunday brunch menu isn't being enjoyed in the poshest of settings. But nothing makes the most mundane brunch locale seem fancy and fanciful like a fine bottle of sparkling wine. In this case, a bottle of Clairette de Die.
Clairette de Die (pronounced "Dee" but I could not resist an unfortunate pun in the title of this post) hails from the South of France, in the Rhone region. The bottle I received as a sample, the Jaillance Clairette de Die Cuvée Impériale, was a delight. A blend of the Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains (90%) and White Clairette (10%) grapes (don't worry, there won't be a quiz), the Jaillance has a touch of sweetness. But not a sugary, cloying sweetness. More like the natural sweetness of fresh green grapes. This would pair lovely with a simple plate of fruit, and provide a refreshing counterpart to salty, savory brunch fare. Best of all, it's only 7% alcohol, so it has a low enough octane level to make it perfect for late morning/early afternoon sipping.
What is your preferred beverage for your Sunday brunch menu?
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