Rhône White Blend, Maz Caz
Beautifully lifted fruit, harvested from a rocky soil profile, leaving the usually fatter Rhone varietals of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne lean and bright. The choice to leave this wine un-oaked ensures that the drinker gets freshness, citrus and a hint of brine thanks to the Mediterranean influence here in Nimes. There is a bit of spice akin to white pepper and lemon zest. Drinks great with oysters as the label suggests, but could be paired with everything from sushi and spicy Thai to grilled white meats.
Michele D'Aprix, is the first American female currently making wine in Bordeaux. Her love affair with wine began in 1997 when she walked into the cellar at Dry Creek Vineyard for a job interview. She recalls, 'The enologist ultimately hired me because, at the time, I was a bartender in Boston. They figured a bartender's ability to multitask outweighed my lack of experience.' Michele ultimately earned her Viticulture and Enology degree from UC Davis, and today she runs her own wine importing business in addition to being a winemaker in Frnace. Her mission is to redefine Bordeaux for a new generation of wine lovers — to swipe it of its stuffy notoriety and intimidation.