Huîtres à Volant III

Huîtres à Volant is a special selection of the oysters from the Special de Claires in France, this well-known French oyster has undergone its last ‘affinage’ (ripening process) in the ‘claires’. The Special de Claire oysters spend 2 to 6 months in the claire at a maximum density of 10 oysters per square metre to ensure that they achieve the desired roundness and depth. A deeper recess in the shell gives a larger amount of flesh. Thanks to the affinage in the claires, these oysters have a stronger, slightly sweeter taste. The taste of a Special de Claire differs from a Fine de Claire in the firmer texture of the meat, the volume in the mouth and an remarkable balance of salt and sweet.

The pleasure of Oysters

France. This oyster can be grown in various parts of France, but must have spent at least 2 months in the famous ‘claires’ in order to be called a Special de Claire.
Suspended rack culture, principally in bags on oyster racks one metre above the sea bottom.
This oyster has a full, meaty creamy taste.
The Special de Claire has a meat percentage of above 10.5% and is available all year round in the following selections: