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Speciales de Claire Oysters

Speciales de Claire Oysters


From France Marennes Oléron

  • About

    They are divided by their maturity into Fine de Claire, Speciale de Claire and Pousse en Claire. The more mature the oyster, the meatier it is.

  • History

    They are also mostly cultivated in MarennesOléron, France,

  • Taste Notes

    Consistent shape
    A large quantity of flesh with an ivory coloured mantle
    Agreeable marine odour
    Finished flavour of claire oysters
    A sweetness predominant over saltiness
    Firm consistency
    Long on the palate

    On tasting, the special de claire is distinct from the fine de claire by a firmer texture to the flesh, the volume in the mouth and a remarkable balance of sweetness and salt.

  • About

    These oysters are finished for several weeks in shallow clay ponds, namely "claire" where they acquire a quality which is clearly superior to those from the open sea.

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