huitres marennes oleron

Spéciale de Claire IGP


This is an oyster specially selected by the producer before finishing for its regular shape, its roundness and depth. A deeper concavity in the shell shows a larger quantity of flesh. 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. These oysters are finished for several weeks in shallow clay ponds where they acquire a quality which is clearly superior to those from the open sea.

Card product

  • Method of production
    Finished in claires for one month minimum at a density of 3 kg / m2 maximum
  • Product
    Consistent shape
    A large quantity of flesh with an ivory coloured mantle
    White or green gills
    Agreeable marine odour
    Finished flavour of claire oysters
    A sweetness predominant over saltiness
    Firm consistency
    Long on the palate
  • Consumer
    Lovers of meaty oysters with a pronounced flavour, longer 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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