huitres marennes oleron

La Pousse en Claire Label Rouge


Red Label «Pousse en Claire» is an exceptional product of which the oyster farmers are particularly proud. For a long time these oysters were only sold to certain privileged clients. Today this top-of-the-range oyster, the spearhead of the Marennes Oléron industry, is produced by a few specialised professionals. Cultured at a very low density (maximum five animals per square metre) in the claire where it stays for four to eight months, it grows forming characteristic coruscated growth lines on its shell. During its time in the claire the oyster produces a firm, abundant flesh with the notable flavour of the region, long on the palate. Studies of the flavour of these oysters have revealed the sensory structure of the taste and recognise it as the archetype of the Marennes Oléron range. This is the oyster for grand occasions.

Card product

  • Method of production
    Cultured in claires for a minimum of four months, five animals per m2 maximum. Seasonal sale only, special preparation and packaging
  • Product
    Consistent shape
    Abundant flesh, ivory coloured mantle
    Green or white gills
    Agreeable odour of the claire water and algae
    Finished aroma and flavour, typical of the region
    Predominant sweet flavour
    Firm consistency, biteable
    Very long on the palate
  • Consumer
    Lovers of good fleshy oysters with a pronounced flavour, long on the palate

Certification IGP

All Marennes Oléron oysters are: :

  • Cultured on the French Atlantic coast
  • Finished or cultured in claire ponds in the Marennes Oléron basin
  • Certified by an independent inspector
  • Quality controlled by the quality service and independent inspector
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