Guide to the Loire regions

Côte Roannaise

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Vineyards in Renaison

Maison Clair
The label declares Depuis 1536 – Fondé en 1896’. The family Clair belongs to an extended line of vignerons that branched out at the end of the 19th Century to produce sparkling wines produced by Méthode Traditionelle and built four vaulted cellars on the outskirts of Renaison to accommodate their production. They also make Côte Roannaise appellation wines too. The last incumbent, Jean-Baptiste Clair, is the great-grandson of the founder. When he retired in 2004, he handed the operation to his daughter and son-in-law, Guido D’Antonio who studied at the University of Bologne and met Jean-Baptiste’s daughter, Claudine, whilst in Holland.

Guido d’Antonio
Maison Clair
Le Chambon
T: + 33 4 77 64 40 01

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